5 Things That Will Make Your Back Pain Worse
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5 Things That Will Make Your Back Pain Worse

If you have ever been worried about making back pain worse, we hope that this blog “5 Things That Will Make Your Back Pain Worse” will help you understand that there are things we recommend you avoid when dealing with back pain.

Back pain is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common causes are poor posture, weak muscles in the back and abdomen, and injuries to the spine or discs in the spine. It can also be caused by age-related conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, or other degenerative diseases.

It is important to treat back pain as soon as possible because it can worsen over time if left untreated. We suggest you come to see us as soon as you are struggling with symptoms of back pain, as we have gotten proven results when it comes to back pain and treating individual cases that our patients are struggling with.

Many people do not think of physical therapy when it comes to treating pain and instead will elect to get injections, take painkillers, and opt into surgery to solve the issue temporarily. Physical therapy helps to strengthen the core muscles and improve posture and will help in treating back pain and prevent future episodes.

Lifestyle modifications such as proper sleeping positions, regular exercise, and stretching can also reduce back pain. Surgery may be an option for severe cases of back pain. This type of surgery is designed to relieve pressure on the spine or discs by fusing two vertebrae together. It is important to discuss all available treatment options with a healthcare professional before making any decisions about which approach to take.

There are many things you can do to help in preventing and treating back pain. However, we want to discuss in this blog, the things you are doing that could make back pain worse. We often see patients with back pain that took advice from physicians, family, and friends that is actually making matters worse when it comes to the pain they are experiencing. Below we have put together a list of things you should avoid doing in order to prevent making your back pain worse.

These 5 Things Will Make Your Back Pain Worse

1. Poor posture: Poor posture can lead to increased strain on the spine, which can result in back pain. It is important to maintain good posture when sitting or standing for extended periods of time, as well as when lifting heavy objects.

2. Heavy lifting: Lifting heavy objects without using proper technique puts additional pressure on the spine and muscles, resulting in lower back pain. To reduce your risk of back injury, make sure you use proper form and technique when lifting any object.

3. Lack of exercise: Exercise helps keep the body limber and strong; however, a lack of activity can cause stiffness and pain in the lower back area due to weakened muscles and joints. Stretching regularly and engaging in low-impact exercise can help to alleviate and prevent back pain.

4. Stress: Stress is a major contributor to lower back pain, as it causes tense muscles that can lead to strain on the spine. To reduce stress-related back pain, try relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation.

5. Poor sleep: Insufficient or poor quality of sleep can place an extra burden on the spine and cause back pain, so it’s important to get adequate rest every night. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive, and limit your exposure to screens before bedtime in order to ensure a good night’s sleep.

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Back Pain

Physical therapy can also help in preventing back pain from occurring in the first place. Proper body mechanics should be used when lifting objects, sitting for long periods of time, or performing any other activity that has the potential to cause strain on the spine and muscles.

We are trained in movement analysis and can provide instructions on proper techniques that will reduce the risk of back pain.

It is important to consult with a physical therapist for back pain and injury prevention, rather than relying on painkillers or injections. Physical therapy can be used to target the source of the problem instead of masking it, helping patients avoid more invasive measures like surgery.

Through proper assessment and treatment from a physical therapist, many types of back pain can be managed without the need for intensive interventions.

Physical therapists have an important role in managing and preventing back pain, whether due to acute injuries or chronic conditions. In addition to providing relief from existing symptoms, they are well-versed in posture modification techniques that can help reduce strain on the spine and muscles over time. This can help minimize the likelihood of future pain and keep patients healthy and active.

Do You Have Nagging Back Pain and Want Relief From The Pain You Are Experiencing? 

Have you been dealing with back pain and want answers to what is causing you pain and how to treat it? Then make sure that you contact us at Physical Therapy for everyBODY to start the conversation on how to best treat these issues.

We understand that you want to stay active, do the things you love, and know that back pain can be frustrating. That is why we recommend that you come see us so we can help you understand the best ways to keep active and enjoy life pain-free!

If you have aches, or pains, or just want to discuss how to keep the body healthy, we would love to invite you for a Free Back Pain Assessment, which will enable you to get a full diagnosis and help you get answers on ways you can treat or prevent pain.

You can contact us by telephone at 425-658-4944 to claim your free back pain assessment or by completing our inquiry form in under 30 seconds.

Other Free Resources To Help You With Back Pain

Download our free back pain report.

Read our blog – Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Read our blog – What Causes Lower Back Pain In Females

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Dr. Amy Konvalin

Dr. Amy Konvalin

Struggling with pain and dysfunction can impact every part of our lives — it drains our energy, distracts us from our goals, and keeps us from the people and activities we love. As an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Amy Konvalin understands how frustrating those limitations can be — and she knows how to help get you back to the life you want to live! Beginning with a focused evaluation, Dr. Amy works to determine the root causes of your pain, as well as understanding how it affects the way you move through your world. Dysfunctional patterns of movement often grow worse with time and cause further damage if left untreated — so it’s important to address these issues as soon as possible. Dr. Amy knows there is no one-size-fits-all plan for success, and she partners with patients to identify their unique treatment goals and personal values. Using these goals as a guide, Amy uses her doctorate training in manual (hands-on) therapy and exercise prescription to treat patients with a wide variety of medical challenges and histories throughout the Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Covington areas. Dr. Amy is also a wife to a Boeing superstar/former C-130 navigator. While they lived in Germany, Dr. Amy was able to volunteer with the US Army to treat military personnel and civilians on base. She has two beautiful teenage ballerinas who keep her on her toes and educate her on all things ballet! Bailey, the princess pup, is her running partner and her napping partner. In the spare moments in between, Amy enjoys reading, yoga, wine with friends, Pilates, and walking on the beach.
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