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NY - Sayville Chapter

Event: Back Pain and Physical Therapy

November 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Topic: Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Speaker: Clinical Director of the Bohemia Office, Kimberly McDonnell PT, DPT.

“Back pain” is a term that can be caused by an array of different conditions. For example, you may experience back pain due to poor posture, a motor vehicle accident, or being pregnant. The treatment plan that our physical therapists set up for you, will depend on how you developed the back pain, in addition to its exact location and your past medical history.
How Might Our Physical Therapist’s Treat Back Pain?The early stages of your physical therapy treatment for back pain or sciatica will focus on quick pain relief. Afterward, our physical therapist will expand your treatment to include strengthening your core muscle group with specific therapeutic exercises and stretches. This helps improve your strength and range of motion to prevent re-injury of your spine. Our physical therapist will also provide you with ergonomic techniques for taking care of your spine during daily activities, such as sitting at a desk or driving.

“Sciatica” is more spread out with radiating pain down the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back and then splits at the base of your spine to extend further down to your buttocks, legs, and finally ends at the bottom of each foot. It is highly uncomfortable but easy to diagnose.
How Might Our Physical Therapist Treat Sciatica Pain?

For the treatment of sciatica, our physical therapists will implement specific leg stretches into your treatment plan to loosen the sciatic nerve. This restores the natural health of the nerve and quickly reduces symptoms