Relieve Herniated Disc Pain with Physical Therapy
If you have an ongoing nagging pain in the lower back, it is very well possible that you have a herniated disk. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine, but the lower back area is the spot most commonly affected. Back pain can be caused by tons of different medical conditions, but in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc.
It is estimated that 60% to 80% of people will experience some type of lower back pain during their lifetime. There are many other names used in reference to a herniated disc, such as a “bulging disc” and “ruptured disc.” Regardless of the name, the treatment for this painful condition is the same, and physical therapy can help. Patients of all ages can receive relief and learn pain management techniques with regular visits to our Lake Forest, Placentia, or Foothill Ranch Physical Therapy locations.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disk
Symptoms associated with a herniated disc may vary depending on where the injured disc is located on your spine.
Some of the more common symptoms you may experience include:
- Weakness in the legs
- Pain when bending or twisting
- Pain that intensifies when sitting, coughing, sneezing, or bending
- Burning, numbness, or tingling in the back, buttock, legs, and/or feet.
There is a solution to your problem that doesn’t involve expensive surgeries or addictive medications. If you think you may have a herniated disc or other back pain issues, physical therapy can help! We recommend scheduling a consultation with our physical therapist as soon as possible
See How Our Trained Physical Therapists and Doctors Can Help
Living with back pain is no easy task, but you don’t have to manage it on your own. Give us a call or text us at 949.716.5050 to visit our Lake Forest, Placentia, and Foothill Ranch Physical Therapy locations and see how we can help!Read More
The Benefits of Choosing Physical Therapy Over Prescription Medication
Do you suffer from acute or chronic pain that makes it hard for you to get the things done every day that you need to do? Have you found yourself panicking when you run out of your prescription medication because otherwise, you have no way to manage your discomfort levels?
Many people struggling with pain make the mistake of leaning on prescription medications for relief, but drugs only mask the symptoms. They don’t target or correct the source of the pain. Thankfully, there is something that has been proven to work: physical therapy.
Physical therapy is a totally natural, effective, and safe treatment that works to relieve pain and restore mobility. You don’t have to say no to the things you love for fear you’ll injure yourself. If you’re struggling with acute or chronic pain, be sure to give OC Sports and Rehab a call today and learn how physical therapy can get you back on the path to a pain-free, drug-free lifestyle.
How Our Physical Therapists Can Help You
Exercising isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do. Sometimes the mere thought of exercising stresses us out! Being active can be something you dread if all you want to do is lie around and watch TV all day, but in reality, getting daily exercise is one of the most effective ways to treat chronic pain.
By adopting a healthy physical therapy routine, you will quickly realize how great exercise can be for all kinds of chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Physical therapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment option for a variety of root causes of chronic pain, including:
- Neuropathic pain
- Disc degeneration disease
- Disc herniation
- Chronic headaches
Your physical therapist will be able to offer you a variety of treatment options to ease your pain. Massage therapy, manual therapy movement therapy, cold laser therapy, and microcurrent stimulation are just a few. The manipulation of joints and bones is a common method that physical therapists often utilize, and all of these treatments aim to help reduce pain and inflammation, and speed up the healing process.
Give us a call or text us at 949.716.5050 to visit our Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, and Placentia Physical Therapy locations and see how we can help!Read More