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Back Pain

Brady Hoffmann DPT, ATC
Owner and Founder of UpSlope PT

Many people wrongly believe that back pain is unimportant and will eventually fade away. Others think it’s merely the result of “sleeping awkwardly” or a symptom everyone experiences at some point in their life.

The root cause is unclear, but it doesn’t seem to be improving.

If you’re experiencing this, don’t feel alone—we hear about it frequently. In fact, lower back pain and sciatica is the most common problem at our clinic!

When it comes to suffering from back discomfort, most of us want to know…

“Why Is This Happening To Me?” Or, “Why Am I Still Suffering With Back Pain After Putting Up With It For 3-6 Months? (Sometimes More!)

6 months goes by, and you’re still in pain… often worse than when it started. Back pain is commonly assumed to be something that will go away on its own, but for many people this simply isn’t the case.

Does That Sound Like You?

A scenario we see often in our clinic is when people visit the doctor, and the doctor prescribes medication and rest instead of exploring other options.

However, this is lousy advice that rarely helps. More often than not, people end up going back to the doctor a month later because their pain is still as bad as ever. And it gets worse: They’re usually given another prescription for stronger pills and told to REST even more. It’s no wonder so many people in the U.S. suffer from chronic lower back pain when doctors recommend things like this!

Has This Type Of Thing Happened To You?

Back pain typically lasts longer than it should. It’s simple to be perplexed because you’ve been told so many things by a number of people. There are many individuals out there who are eager to offer advice – but much of it is unsupportable.

Maybe you believe that your back pain was caused by something, such as lifting or sleeping incorrectly, but the truth is that it was caused by years of poor posture and movement that weakened the muscles in your lower back and triggered the lifting or uncomfortable sleeping posture.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, back discomfort may be very perplexing, and because of this, many individuals just accept it as “part of life” – as if it’s normal and “just the way things are.”

Why does back pain last so much longer than it should? It’s simple to get overwhelmed because you’ve been told so many contradictory things by a variety of different people. There are lots of people who want to offer advice, but most of it isn’t very trustworthy.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Back Pain, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

1. You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t

2. You went to the doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help your back, and as soon as they wore off chronic back pain struck again

3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets back pain as they get older, so you just accepted it

4. You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

5. You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your back pain ten times worse

6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your back pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight

7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term

If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with our low back specialist to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.

“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of MY Back Pain Quickly?”...

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help: So many people procrastinate, thinking that back pain will go away with time, but then months later they’re still in pain.

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises: The best way to ease your back pain is by doing a series of progressed exercises that are specifically tailored for you by a physiotherapist. These exercises will help reduce your pain, and allow you to move freely again quickly. Additionally, they will also prevent the problems from recurring in the future (unlike some other exercise regimens which may actually aggravate your back even more).

3. Avoid sitting and long periods of rest: Have you ever attempted to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your back is so uncomfortable and tense? That’s because one of the most damaging things that can be done to your back is to sit or rest for lengthy periods of time. Too much rest, as well as sitting in uncomfortable postures, makes your back rigid and tight.

4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy: If your low-back pain limits you at work, with hobbies, or time spent with loved ones – physical therapy can help get you back on track. Here at UpSlope Physical Therapy, we see people struggling with this common injury every day. But our individualized treatments and years of experience gets them (and could get you) feeling better so that life is enjoyable again.

If you would like to know how the physical therapists at UpSlope Physical Therapy can help you live with less back pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:

Note: We provide this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to anybody who is hesitant or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its advantages or if it is appropriate for them. If that describes you, please begin with a free total body diagnostic examination so that we may evaluate what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial obligation on your part.

So The Next Question Is:

"How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance Help You Get Rid of Your Back Pain - In The Next Few Days?"

Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic back pain.

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance In UpSlope...

26+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Brown Trout

5/5
I had severe shoulder pain from past injuries and ignoring the problem. I was skeptical, to say the least, when I was told that my issues could be resolved with no surgery. I will say that as of today, except for some minor limits to range of motion, I feel like I did prior to my injuries! The pain is gone, and I’m back to living a normal active lifestyle! DO NOT think that surgery is your only option, Upslope is your best avenue to getting back to your normal health. THANK YOU!!

- Patrick

5/5
Dry needling seems to carry the reputation of an intense form of therapy, but after a couple sessions with Brady I am already feeling a lot of relief from pain and better mobility. I believe that it’s a testament to Brady’s precise technique and ability along with his calming demeanor. Brady is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend!

- Pippin

5/5
I started working with Brady a month ago to help fix shoulder pain. By using different treatments and at home exercises, Brady has helped resolve my daily shoulder pain and I am feeling so much better. The process of getting scheduled and working with Upslope was also super easy, meaning I could get care more quickly. I definitely recommend!