Your back is an important part of your body that is easy to take for granted until it is in pain. Once it’s hurt, you’re suddenly aware of how vital it is for supporting your body and allowing you to move around.
Your back is made up of many bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels that work together to support your upper body. It’s common for minor pain to affect one of these areas due to poor posture or overactivity. In these cases, you should be fine after a few days of rest and light pain medication.
However, severe and chronic back pain may be the sign of a more serious condition. You’ll want to visit a medical professional if you have severe or chronic back pain, especially if it’s joined by other symptoms.
Your physician should be able to identify the cause of this pain so you can treat it and get back to your life.
Common treatments for back pain
- Painkillers — In some cases of back pain, you all you really need is some rest. However, this alone does not help much with the pain. Your physician may prescribe some painkillers if your pain is too severe to ignore while you recover.
- Corticosteroids — Back pain that is caused by arthritis may require corticosteroids for treatment. These help reduce inflammation that causes the cartilage in your spine to wear down.
- Physical therapy — Physical therapy treatments can help keep the back muscles strong and flexible. This can help reduce pain by providing more support for your spine and reducing pressure off the nerves. Physical therapy can help prevent pain in the future and reduce the need for surgery in more serious cases.
Contact Armor Physical Therapy in Plainwell, MI for back pain treatment
The physical therapists at Armor Physical Therapy in Plainwell, Michigan are experienced in treating all kinds of back pain. Are you suffering from extreme and long-lasting back pain? Physical therapy can help reduce your pain and restore your quality of life. Contact us today to discover your treatment options.
Our Plainwell, Michigan location:
390 Oaks Crossing
Plainwell, Michigan 49080
Phone: (269) 685-9640
Fax: (269) 685-9641
Armor Physical Therapy has clinics in multiple cities throughout Michigan. If Battle Creek is too far for you, please visit our locations page to find a clinic more convenient for you.