Most Americans will experience back pain. The good news is that most cases of low back pain are not serious and will respond well to conservative treatments such as treatment by a physical therapist.
Physical therapists are movement experts. They improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You can contact a physical therapist directly for an evaluation. To find a physical therapist in your area, visit Find a PT.
Symptoms & Conditions
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Degenerative Disk Disease
- Herniated Disk
- Spinal Stenosis
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5 Common Myths About Low Back Pain
Nearly all adults will experience low back pain at some point. Physical therapists dispel five common myths about low back pain and treatment.
Recommended Treatments for Low Back Pain
Over any three months, about 25% of Americans will have low back pain, but treatment for low back pain often fails to reflect research-backed guidelines. So what are the best approaches to treating back pain?
Did You Know?
Early Physical Therapy Can Be Cost-Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. A recent study suggests there's no reason to delay physical therapy that might relieve the pain.
Five Reasons to Choose Physical Therapy Early for Pain
If you experience an injury or develop pain, seeing a physical therapist early can help you address and manage your symptoms.
Additional Low Back Pain Content
May 6, 2022 | Health Tips
Cycling is a repetitive activity, that can lead to discomfort or pain. If you have pain related to cycling, you might have a bike fit problem. These tips from physical therapists can help you address bike fit problems and prevent injury.
Oct 19, 2020 | Health Tips
TRICARE, used throughout the U.S. military, is offering a program that waives cost-sharing for up to three physical therapy visits for people with low back pain. This program will be available through Dec. 31, 2023, if you live in one of 10 states.
Oct 28, 2019 | Open Access
After years of lifting competitively, Amelia began experiencing chronic pain. With the help of physical therapy, Amelia learned how to reduce and manage her pain while continuing to compete in the sport she loves.
Jun 4, 2019 | Health Tips
Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for moms and dads. Here are some tips on how using proper body mechanics to help ease these strains and stresses of parenting.
Feb 21, 2019 | Open Access
See a physical therapist if an injury or pain is keeping you from doing what you love.