Finding lower back pain treatment in Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Allison Park, PA Low Back Pain

Panther Physical Therapy in Allison Park, Pennsylvania knows that the majority of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. For many, their back pain is not chronic and will not severely affect their daily life. However, for those that suffer chronic lower back pain or sciatica, normal routines can be shattered by the pain. Fortunately, the Allison Park, Pennsylvania office of Panther Physical Therapy can help patients reduce their back pain symptoms.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica specifically relates to lower back pain caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs down your leg from your back which is why the pain often is felt in both the leg and the back. People over 40 are generally more at risk for this type of back pain. Arthritis and herniated discs are two of the more common causes of sciatic nerve pain.

Treatment options for sciatica

The goal of physical therapy for patients who suffer from low back pain is to reduce pain, improve range of motion and set up a maintenance plan to manage symptoms going forward. Common therapy treatments include:

  • Ultrasound stimulation
  • Heat and ice therapies
  • TENS unit stimulation
  • Massage and trigger point therapy

In addition to these treatments, exercises are prescribed to help increase flexibility and strength in the back. Patients who see the best outcomes diligently perform these exercises outside of the therapy office.

Scheduling back pain treatment with Panther Physical Therapy

Lower back pain is not a condition to be taken lightly. Our first instinct when the back pain gets really bad is to crawl in bed and pull the sheets over the eyes, but that approach will not help you find relief. Panther Physical Therapy in Allison Park, Pennsylvania have physical therapists who are expert motivators and can help you stay on track towards reaching your treatment goals.

Still not sure if physical therapy is the right choice for you? Contact our office today to schedule your free 15-minute screening and consultation to help answer any questions you may have about your treatment options.