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Physical Therapy an Undervalued Treatment of Back Pain

Most back pain is associated with the lower back, and may stem from other parts of the body.


A common cause of lasting lower back pain is disc compression. Disc Compression occurs when a herniated or bulging disk applies pressure to the spinal chord. These injuries have varying recovery times based on severity, age, and health. This is why they are treated on a case by case basis. Disc Compression is usually treated by surgery, but can be  treated through physical therapy.
Causes of lower back pain often include:
  • Overuse or strain
  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Illness
Surgery is not always required for these injuries. Physical therapy and use of spinal decompression is one of the most effective and successful non-invasive solutions for back pain associated with this condition. Physical Therapy can even lessen recovery time of a surgical treatment if it is required.
Moriarty Physical Therapy treats the entire body system.
Back pain can be a caused by a separate part of the body. The Doctors and physical therapists at Moriarty Physical Therapy get to the root of the problem, then develop a comprehensive program to treat each patient.
Unwanted and unnecessary surgery can be avoided. Most doctors choose a surgical option before attempting another successful treatment such as spinal decompression. Moriarty Physical Therapy weighs each option for an individual with successful recovery as priority number one.
Common physical therapy treatments include:
  1. Applying heat or icing the Area
  2. Stretching
  3. Dynamic stabilization exercises
  4. Spinal decompression
  5. Acupuncture
Contact a doctor or physical therapist before attempting treatment or returning to activity after suffering an injury. To learn more visit our website or call us at 845.454.4137.


“Study: Early Physical Therapy For Low Back Pain Reduces Costs, Resources Study: Early Physical Therapy For Low Back Pain Reduces Costs, Resources.” The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Move Forward Guide., 9 Apr. 2015.

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