For Portland residents suffering from neck and/or back pain, these painful symptoms can be a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to issues as simple as sitting for an uncomfortably extended period of time, or as straightforward as an injury such as an auto accident, fall, or overexertion. It’s certainly not unheard of for a patient to experience pain without being able to identify its source. Non-physical issues like stress and gradual progressive onset can often cause neck and/or back pain.
Treat Back Pain Early (and Save Money)
Countless lower back pain studies have shown that folks newly diagnosed with lower back pain consistently maintain lower health care costs and improved function when physical therapy is utilized at the onset of back pain.
In fact, patients save an average of 30% in medical costs when they opt for physical therapy within 15 days of their injury. These lower costs are often due to the fewer number of required follow-up services such as injections and surgeries.
How Can Physical Therapy Help with Back Pain?
For many folks suffering from chronic back pain, physical therapy is often recommended. Since physical therapy’s main goals are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education, a dedicated physical therapy plan can administer relief and help prevent further recurrences of your chronic back pain. The three primary benefits of physical therapy are pain management, restoration of function, and prevention of returning symptoms. Get more details in our post, 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Ease Chronic Back Pain.
How Can Good Posture Help with Back Pain?
Some neck and back pain can be prevented through good posture. What is good posture? Most think of good posture as the way you position your body when standing (no slouching) or even how you sit at your desk (back straight, shoulders back, eyes forward), but having good posture is also important while you sleep. Check out 6 ways to improve your posture.
How Cab Stretching Help with Back Pain?
There are many exercises and stretches that can help relieve back pain, but for novices looking for easy stretches to prevent certain aches and pains, check out instructions for the standing back arch.
Renew Physical Therapy is Located in Southeast Portland
Renew Physical Therapy is an independent manual physical therapy clinic that was established in December 2015 by Michael and Heidi Cantwell. Our facility features three private treatment rooms and an open gym area to treat all our patients’ needs, including neck and back pain. You can find us on Southeast Division Street in Portland, Oregon.
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