If you’ve got lower back pain, stiffness, or an ache – it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on it’s own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “spasm” or a bit of stiffness that everyone your age suffers from…
There’s no obvious reason why it happened, but it doesn’t seem to be going away!
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone. We hear this type of thing all the time! In fact, lower back pain and sciatica is the most common problem that we see at our physical therapy clinic in Cranston RI. And when it comes to living with back pain, everyone we see wants to know:
Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it’s just going to go away on its own.
That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if back pain never happened…But then 6 months later you’re still living with back pain…often even worse than it was when it came on.
Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic is when people go to the doctors, and the doctor tells them to rest, ”try these painkillers”, and told they need to “get an MRI.”
But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the doctor again because it hasn’t gotten any better. Told they have some scary findings (which may in return actually be NORMAL findings). Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest or an injection as their only options. This is madness and explains why so many people are continuing to suffer from chronic lower back pain
Why else does back pain last so long? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There are lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible.
Maybe you think your back pain was caused by doing something – like lifting or sleeping awkwardly – but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak and the lifting of the awkward sleeping was just the EFFECT of that.
If you don’t know what you’re doing – back pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as “part of life” – as if it’s normal, and “just the way it is.”
If any of those have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk to one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things is a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work, you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best possible outcome.
If you are interested in knowing how the Physical Therapy Team at Arancia Physical Therapy (located in Cranston) can help you live with less Back Pain, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at one of our clinics.
Note: This free discovery visit is something we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them and want to make sure we are a good fit before any commitments are made. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free discovery visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.
Basically, the team at Arancia Physical Therapy can help you get more enjoyment out of your life by being more active, feeling more youthful, and getting your confidence back.
If you want to know what it costs, and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Cranston, we invite you to inquire below by clicking the button and filling out the short form:
Please enjoy watching stories of other people in back pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Arancia Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:
I am a mouth cancer survivor and of all the physical therapists I have been to, Arancia Physical Therapy is totally different. They provide a soothing atmosphere and relaxing, painless treatments. I recommend you try it for yourself if you want true physical and emotional healing.
Working with Dr. Jess is wonderful. I have a length-leg discrepancy that has hindered me my whole life. Dr. Jess is quite precise and purposeful in her treatments and is very talented as a healer, physically, and emotionally. I had a wonderful experience at Arancia Physical Therapy and they gave me my life back!
I was in a car accident 40 years and have been dealing with neck pain, restricted motion, and constant headaches almost daily. Dr. Papa is an exceptional physical therapist and together we made a plan to get me out of pain quickly. She is an incredible healer and recommend her if you want lasting relief.