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12 East 44th Street, 

5th Floor

New York. NY 10017

Tel: 212-706-7480

Email: info@physisrehab.com

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Mon - Fri: 9 am - 8 pm 

​​Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm ​

Sunday: Closed

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PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BACK PAIN

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the country. Lumbar spine is the origin of the nerves that supply information to your legs. Low back pain can be caused due to injury to the soft tissue (muscles) or the deeper mechanical structures like the ligaments, discs and the nerves. The causes are variable and symptoms can help determine the area of injury.

A major component of low back pain is lack of core stability. Core Stabilization comprises of diaphragm, lateral abdominals, transverse abdominis, multifidus and pelvic floor muscles. Weakness in your core strength, changes the mechanics and stresses placed on the back, which can make it susceptible to an injury. On the flip side, injuries/dysfunction in the Pelvic girdle and lumbar spine also cause reflexive changes in your core stability and breathing pattern.

Common Symptoms you may experience

  • Do you have pain in your low back, mid back, hip or groin? 

  • Are you noting a lot of Stiffness/tightness with trunk movements like getting out of bed, car or chair?

  • Have you noticed tingling/numbness at the thigh, legs and feet?

  • Have you noticed weakness in one or both of your legs/foot?

  • Are you unable to stand or sit upright, having to lean on one side or shift a lot because of low back pain?

  • Are you experiencing painful of difficulty with intercourse?

  • Do you difficulty with sitting, bending, lifting or other day to day activities

  • Have you had to walk differently due to low back pain?

  • have you noted urinary incontinence or having to strain excessively with bowel or bladder movements?

Some of the Causes of your symptoms could be 

  • Abnormal posture

  • Diastasis Recti

  • Pre and post pregnancy

  • Core and gluteal muscle weakness

  • Disc bulge/ herniation

  • Scoliosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease/ Arthritis of the back

  • Lumbar Stenosis/Spondylosis

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Pelvic floor weakness

  • Post surgical

  • Leg length discrepancy

  • Improper Footwear

  • Sports injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Nerve impingement/ entrapment, Radiculopathy

  • Facet joint syndrome

How we can help you

 

A comprehensive exam to identify these structures, their dysfunction and relation to your symptoms is important to develop an individualized rehab plan of care to address your complaints and help you achieve your goals.