Relief from Low Back Pain & Sciatica

“I there out my back and was in too much pain to sit or drive.  I am so grateful that I found VPT.  They explained how I could relieve my sciatica and gave me exercises.  After only 4 days, I was able to go back to work without any pain!”    Justin M. (Sacramento, CA)

Proper treatment MUST Start with a Precise Diagnosis.

VPT’s corner stone is our advanced evaluation. Rather than relying on a general diagnosis, every patient receives a Mechanical Assessment to uncover the root cause of symptoms. All our physical therapists are Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis to assure that every patient receives the highest level of care.

Causes of Low Back Pain:

1. Herniated or Bulging disc

2. Arthritis 

3. Joint dysfunction – tight tissue 

4. Inflammatory 

5. Fracture 

6. Spondylolisthesis 

7. Other: non-mechanical

What to Expect on your Initial Virtual Visit for Low Back Pain.

Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal ailment.  Many suffer from acute pain to years of disability, yet low back injuries are easy to treat if you understand the cause of your pain.  Our clinician start by reviewing your past medical history and then ask questions about your symptoms, including what aggravates and relieves your pain and sciatica.  A mechanical assessment will be performed and this includes assessing your baseline range of motion and quality of movement of your back along with any pain and limitations.  Next your clinician will perform repeated movements and analyze any affect that these moments have on your baseline symptoms.  This thorough assessment will reveal the underlying cause of your pain.

After your clinician completes this in depth evaluation, they will educate you on how you can treat yourself, what will aggravate your low back and what movements/positions will relieve your symptoms.  They will also provide you with an individualized exercise program.

If you’re suffering from low back pain and/or sciatica, be sure to contact us to learn how we can help you. Our physical therapists are experienced and knowledgeable. Our goal is to eliminate your back pain and get you on the path to recovery so that you can resume your regular daily activities.  Contact Us

Learn More:

Guidelines for Treatment of Low Back Pain

Why Does my Back Feel Stiff?

How to Prevent your Low Back from Going Out

Stiffness Getting Out of a Chair

Chemical vs. Mechanical Pain

What Causes Back Pain to Become Chronic

The Power of Empowerment

Disability from Low Back Pain Increased over 50% since 1990 – Where are We Going Wrong?

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