An Overview of Physical Therapy for Back Pain: Orange County Physical Therapy

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek the care of a medical professional. One of the facets of medical care that people with back pain might undergo is physical therapy. There are numerous benefits that come from investing in physical therapy for back pain. Physical therapy might be able to help someone avoid surgery, manage pain, and even recover after a surgical procedure has been carried out. For those who live in the Newport Beach area, Orange County Physical Therapy is here to make sure that everyone knows about the various physical therapy exercises that might help back pain.

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Examples of Physical Therapy Exercises for Back Pain

When someone has been struggling with back pain, there are a number of exercises that might help. Some of these include:

Superman: One of the exercises that people with back pain will perform is called the superman exercise. This exercise is performed by laying on the stomach and gradually raising the four limbs off the ground slightly. This is going to work all of the muscles in the back, helping to strengthen them.

Abdominal Exercises:  Some exercises are going to be performed with people laying on their back. This is done to strengthen the core muscles. With stronger core muscles, people will have improved stability overall. This will remove a lot of stress from the back, helping people feel better. Some of the exercises that might be performed to strengthen the core include sit-ups, crunches, and leg lifts.

Bridge Exercises: Those who suffer from back pain will also be encouraged to perform bridge exercises. These exercises will not only strengthen the muscles of the back but also improve their flexibility as well. This can prevent people from injuring their back even further. A bridge exercise is performed by placing the hands and feet on the ground. Then, the back is raised up gradually to stretch the muscles and ligaments.

These, along with many other exercises are available to view on our YouTube page, which will help our patients perform many of these exercises on their own at home to promote their healing.

Trust the Team from Orange County Physical Therapy

These are only a few of the many exercises that someone might be able to perform to help with their back pain. At Orange County Physical Therapy, we place the needs of our patients first. We will tailor our physical therapy exercises and programs to meet the individual needs of our patients. We would be happy to do the same for you as well. We are innovative and we take our approach to lower the back pain of our patients by staying on top of the traditional approach of physical therapy. To learn more about services and how we can help you and your family, please call us today at 949-379-8400 or visit us online to schedule an appointment. We also have a number of videos posted online about some of the exercises we teach. Our medical professionals are here to help you!

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