Our treatment model is different than most, utilizing only experienced, licensed physical therapists and scheduling 60 minute visits to ensure we have the time and appropriate resources to get you better as fast as possible. Combined, we have over 50 years of Physical Therapy Experience and 30 of those years in the Bellevue, Redmond and surrounding areas. We have established deep and longstanding community roots and experience in the local medical community. Convenient appointment times are availible for any busy schedule. Please call us at (425) 883-9630 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Back pain accounts for approximately 7% of injuries in sports. Certain factors predispose the athlete to back injuries and acute back pain. In children and adolescents, a growth spurt may lead to a muscle tendon imbalance with tight hamstring muscles, tight low back muscles, and weak abdominal muscles. Abrupt increase in training intensity or frequency may result in back strain and pain. Leg length discrepancy can lead to low back strains. Improper weight training or sporting activities technically can increase the load on one's back and may cause pain.
Your lower back bears most of the weight and stress of your body. Back pain most often occurs from strained back muscles and ligaments, from improper or heavy lifting, or after a sudden awkward movement. Sometimes a muscle spasm can cause back pain. Often, there's an accumulation of stress with one particular event unleashing the pain. In many cases, there may not be an obvious cause.
The following specific conditions can also cause back pain. Because there's a definable cause, the conditions often also have a defined treatment.
These rare but far more serious causes of back pain also have specific treatment related to the underlying cause.
If you injure your lower back seek treatment immediately to maximize recovery and to minimize the duration of pain. Physical therapy treatment for back pain may include:
Preventative advice will be provided by your Advantage physical therapist regarding the causes of your back pain and ways to stop the back pain from happening again. This advice may include:
If your symptoms persist your physical therapist will refer you to the appropriate medical practitioner.