Back Pain

Therapist treating young woman for back pain.

Med1Care Therapy Partners offers comprehensive treatment for back pain. Back pain is often a chronic condition, and it may extend into the arms and legs. It can affect people of all ages, including children.

Symptoms of back pain include:

  • Pain while standing or sitting for long periods of time
  • Sharp pain in the upper or lower back
  • Stiffness and/or soreness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities

Reasons for Back Pain

Reasons for back pain may include:

  • Accident
  • Poor Posture
  • Herniated Discs
  • Osteoporosis
  • Narrowing of the Spinal Column
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Scoliosis

How We Can Help

Back pain can seriously impact your quality of life. It is painful and can prevent you from engaging in your daily routine.

Med1Care Therapy Partner’s experienced therapists are trained in orthopedic manual therapy: rehabilitation, strength and conditioning. We treat a wide range of clinical diagnoses of the back with a personalized treatment plan, customized to your condition and unique needs. If you need physical therapy for lower back pain or upper back pain, we have you fully covered.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.

Medications do not fix lower back pain; they provide temporary pain relief and minimize symptoms. Also, many prescription drugs come with side-effects.

Commonly prescribed medicines for back pain are NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and muscle relaxants. NSAIDS can reduce pain and reduce inflammation. However, they may also come with side effects such as stomach upset. Muscle relaxants can help when experiencing muscle spasms. However, they can make you drowsy.

Oral steroids may also be prescribed for back pain. These are prescribed on a short-term basis due to possible side effects such as restlessness, irritability, and weight gain.

Opioid drugs should be avoided, if possible, due to their highly addictive nature. Primary care physician approval is recommended when taking drugs for back pain.

Woman deciding to exercise.

Yes, it is important to avoid activities that irritate or increase your back pain. When it comes to exercising, your physical therapist will provide you with exercises that will not increase your baseline pain level.

It is also important to perform the exercises the way your therapist has taught you. This involves correct lifting mechanics, body positioning and posture.

Woman at desk in back pain.

While it may be difficult at first, you will want to be cognizant of your posture.

  • Keep your feet flat on the floor
  • Sit into the back of the chair seat and the chair’s lumbar support
  • Pull your chin back and in
  • Press your shoulders into the seat-back

If possible, take a standing/walking break every 15-20 minutes. Also, chest, hip and leg stretches can help.