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Physical Therapy Services: Common Lower Back Injuries

There are numerous reasons why individuals elect to pursue physical therapy services, but one of the most common often involves some type of back injury. As a core component in the makeup of the human body, the back and spinal cord connect all limbs and are a major piece in coordinating movement. When any injury occurs in this area, there’s definitely going to be significant repercussions and a need for treatment to heal. Often these mending services require physical therapy to aid in dealing with any lingering issues and helping those impacted return to a pre-injured state.

Lower back pain is caused by a variety of different issues and understanding the cause can be especially helpful when seeking treatment. In the event pain is from one of the more common lower back injuries, then the likelihood physical therapy treatments will assist is going to be helpful. One of the best ideas associated with physical therapy is being able to receive a personalized plan of action to assist in the desired results for whatever the case may be, from returning mobility to pain reduction. Having this specified approach for each individual also allows for the recovery plan to be targeted and personalized to fit the needs of each patient.


Injury strains in the lower back are one of the most common culprits for individuals requiring physical therapy. Typically these are the result of improper lifting techniques, trying to move too much weight, or twisting/turning when carrying some heavy object. The notice for these types of injuries is almost instant, but they also may arise over time after having moved in a certain way. 


Over time arthritis can occur in the joints and bones of humans and unfortunately, the lower back is no different. If the spine becomes inflamed then similar pain is going to arise from the impacted areas. While arthritis may be more common to the hands and feet, lower back arthritis is also a cause for chronic pain in many individuals.

Herniated Disk

There are many different causes for a herniated disk, but even sleeping in an improper position can lead to lower back pain. These issues cause pain and potentially swelling, causing those affected to seek treatment in order to alleviate some of the issues. Depending on the specific cause, a targeted physical therapy regimen could aid in providing some comfort.

Lower back injuries causing a break in the bone are also common and can lead to a debilitating condition. If you’ve ever even strained the back, then you know any injury here comes with a constant reminder of the issue regardless of how you move. With a fracture, this is definitely the case and should be adhered to appropriately to help ease any issue and prevent further damage.

If you have suffered a lower back injury or know someone who has chronic pain in their joints, could use assistance with mobility issues, or is seeking services for another reason, then consider reaching out to the physical therapy experts at North Platte Physical Therapy, Monument Physical Therapy, Big Country Rehabilitation, and Bear Lodge Rehabilitation today. Offering 18 different locations across Wyoming and Nebraska, our professional staff are ready and willing to help administer and create a personalized plan of action specific to your needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Available for all of your physical therapy and related offerings, we look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on to help improve your overall wellness very soon!