Why does my back hurt?
Low back pain
Degenerative disc disease
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Scoliosis, kyphosis, spinal deformities
Types of Back Pain
There are 3 different types of low back pain:
Acute – pain lasting less than 3 months
Recurrent – acute symptoms come back
Chronic – pain lasting longer than 3 months
Signs & Symptoms of Back Pain
Shooting or stabbing pain
Pain that radiates down one or both leg
Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing or walking
Pain causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
Pain that improves with reclining
Pain and/or pressure in the back, hip, leg(s), foot/feet
Pain that can be throbbing, aching, shooting, sharp, dull, or burning
Inability to bend or rotate the back
Numbness or tingling in the back, hip(s), leg(s), or feet
Increased pain when coughing, sneezing, reaching, or sitting
Inability to stand up straight; being "stuck" in a position such as stooped forward
Difficulty getting up from a chair
Unable to remain in one position for a long period of time, such as sitting or standing, due to pain
Pain that is worse in the morning
Limping when walking
How Do We Treat Back Pain?
Thinking of going under the knife for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS)? According to a new study, you can have equal success skipping surgery and going straight to physical therapy.
At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your back injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your back pain. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands-on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.
Patient Success Stories
AFTER MONTHS OF FORGETTING WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FEEL "NORMAL,"
I NOW KNOW WHAT A DAY IS LIKE WITHOUT BACK PAIN. I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND THE PUSH I NEEDED TO GET OVER MY FEAR & BACK INTO SHAPE. MY KIDS THINK THEY HAVE THEIR "OLD MOM" BACK.
- Meredith, Teacher & Mom
2 DAYS BEFORE MY IRONMAN EVENT, MY BACK WAS JUST A MESS. I MET DR. GENO MAYES AT THE EXPO AND HE SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES GETTING ME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
BY TIME HE WAS DONE I COULD TOUCH MY TOES AGAIN...I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT HE SAVED MY RACE.
-J.C., Ironman Triathlete
I WAS NERVOUS DURING MY FIRST SESSION, BUT MY PT QUICKLY MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND PUSHED ME PAST MY MENTAL ROADBLOCKS. I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT I NOW PICK MY KIDS UP ON A DAILY BASIS NOW, AND I ACTIVELY COACH MY DAUGHTER’S SOCCER TEAM.
- Chris, Dad & Athlete