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Back Pain and Sciatica

Cartoon person with back pain.

Back pain is a common medical condition characterized by discomfort, pain, or tension in the area of the back, which can range from the upper back to the lower back. It's one of the most prevalent health complaints worldwide and can affect people of all ages

How Can  Velocity Physical Therapy Help?

Our physical therapist utilize hands-on techniques like joint mobilization, spinal manipulation, and soft tissue massage which

can help improve spinal alignment, reduce muscle tension, and restore joint mobility

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Did you know?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, running from the lower back all the way down to the toes. It's like the superhighway of nerves!

Sciatica is not a medical condition on its own; rather, it's a symptom of an underlying issue, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis.

Assessment and Evaluation

What  Can 
You 
Expect?

 

A physical therapist will conduct a thorough assessment to understand the root cause of your back pain. 

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Pain Relief

Our Physical therapists use various techniques to help alleviate pain, and  help reduce muscle tension, inflammation, and discomfort.

Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques performed by the physical therapist

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Exercise Prescription

These exercises may include stretching, strengthening, and stabilizing exercises to improve flexibility, muscle strength, and overall spinal stabilit

Functional Rehabiliation

The focus of physical therapy is often on improving your ability to perform functional activities. This may involve simulating tasks you encounter in your daily life to ensure your back can handle the demands of these activities.

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Did you know?

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing a day of work​.

Regular physical therapy visits can help address inflammation and reduce the chance of reinjury.

What You Can Expect

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Heat or Ice Pack Therapy

Heat increases blood flow, promoting the relaxation of muscles and easing tension, making it an excellent choice for relieving tightness.

Ice therapy helps constrict blood vessels and decrease blood flow to the affected area, reducing inflammation and swelling – a crucial element in the early stages of injury.

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Pain Relief Electric
Stimulation

Pain relief electrical stimulation, often referred to as electrical stimulation therapy or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), is a medical and therapeutic technique that uses electrical impulses to alleviate pain and promote healing.

Manual Therapy

Massage therapy after surgery can accelerate the recovery process by promoting healing, preventing complications, and regaining function sooner.

Our skilled therapists employ hands-on techniques to pinpoint and alleviate specific areas of pain and discomfort, providing immediate relief and promoting a faster recovery.

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ULTRASOUND
Therapy

Uses high-frequency sound waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and promote tissue healing.

Ultrasound therapy stimulates tissue repair and accelerates the natural healing process. By promoting blood flow and collagen production, it enhances the body's ability to recover from injuries and surgeries.

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