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Back Pain

Is back pain preventing you from doing what you love to do?

Find the solution with us!

Are you currently struggling with back pain? Does back pain seem to come and go? Has stretching suddenly become ineffective in treating your pain? Do you experience back pain with athletic activity, lifting, or simply when you are at rest?

The American Physical Therapy Association reports back pain as the most common injury in the United States. It is one of the most common reasons that people visit the doctor and miss work.

There are many factors that can be causing your aches and pains, but the good news is that you are not alone. The PT Network can help you get the back pain relief you need!

Our physical therapy clinic in Cary, NC is ready to help you. We want to help you with whatever is bothering your upper, middle, or lower back. Make an appointment with The PT Network as soon as possible!

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes of back pain that The PT Network physical therapists regularly address and treat at our Cary, NC clinic are:

Sleeping, sitting or standing postural faults can create muscular overuse and strain, joint compression and ligament changes, increased stress related physiological response, inflammation, and patterned postural dysfunction.
Disc herniation – can be caused by compression of the discs at the spine causing disc degeneration and bulging. Oftentimes disc bulging can impact the nerves that exit off the spinal cord and less frequently the spinal cord itself. This can lead to pain, tingling and numbness, and in severe cases muscle weakness in the extremities. Disc degeneration – Wear and tear can occur in the intervertebral disc as a result of compressive forces, and inflammatory changes and conditions that lead to loss of normally cushiony discs and can lead to other conditions such as disc herniation. Spondylolisthesis – Occurs when a vertebra of the lower spine slips out of place, pinching the nerves exiting the spinal column. Spinal Stenosis – Narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves
Muscular strain or ligament strain in the back can occur due to sudden trauma related to injury resulting in forceful shortening or lengthening, or due to overuse of low and mid-back muscles. This is also known as overuse and can be the product of weakness in the back and supporting core musculature, or loss of mobility/stability in other areas of the body.

Do you think you have one of these conditions, or are you unsure of why your back is still a problem? Start by contacting a PT Network physical therapist today!

When you come to our Cary, NC clinic, a physical therapist will bring you through a full evaluation to assess your condition. In order to get to the root cause of your back pain your therapist will look at your past medical history, what movements elicit pain, your range of motion and overall mobility, core function and ability to create stabilization with a series of tests that consider functional ability.

A treatment plan will be designed for you specific to your goals. Whether that means getting back to your optimal ability to perform and compete in your athletic endeavors, or simply being able to lift things without pain, or enjoy every day activities as part of a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Our therapists will use a variety of manual techniques and tools to help release restrictions and provide relief of symptoms quickly.

While addressing your pain as soon as possible we also develop a plan for strengthening core muscles and other supporting muscles to prevent further injury.

We’ll also show you how to assess and make ergonomic changes to protect your back whether sleeping, driving, or sitting at a computer.

Schedule An Appointment today To Begin Your Journey To A Life Without Back Pain. Act Today. We look forward to helping you get back on your feet!