Low back pain is one of the most common patient complaints affecting 66% of adults at some point in their lives. Generally the source of pain is in the spine and / or its supporting structure which can include the spinal joints, discs, vertebrae or soft tissues. The surrounding muscles and ligaments may become inflamed and irritated causing most people to experience pain primarily in the lower back. However, the pain may spread to the buttocks, thighs or knees. Many people may also experience spasms with back pain. The symptoms are generally more noticeable with bending of the back and when lifting heavy objects.
The spine requires support and flexibility which is provided by the “core” group of muscles around the spine and the torso. Without flexibility, stability, and strength, the joints, discs, and tissues are abnormally stressed, which eventually leads to pain. Knowing the right course of treatment reduces your patients’ back pain. That is why at Augusta Physical Therapy we help your patients on the road towards a new future without back pain.
At Augusta Physical Therapy it is our goal to find the root cause of the symptom and correct it, not just treat the symptom. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy and specific exercise programs to help patients of all ages get out of pain and improve their function.