Balance Training

Therapist treating young woman for back pain.Med1Care Therapy Partners offers comprehensive treatment for back pain. Many times the condition is chronic. It can affect people of all ages, including children. Back pain can also be felt in the arms and legs.

Contact us if you are experiencing any of the following with your back pain: pain while standing or sitting for long periods of time, sharp pain in the upper or lower back, stiffness and/or soreness, muscle spasms and numbness or tingling running up or down your leg.

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, and 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 as well as strength and conditioning. We treat a wide range of clinical diagnoses of the back. We develop a personalized treatment plan, customized to your condition and unique needs.

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

Common symptoms of balance disorder include: experiencing a floating feeling, a feeling of falling, or staggering when walking. You may also be experiencing feelings of disorientation and blurred vision.

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.

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 mechanics and posture.

Woman at desk in back pain.While it may be difficult at first, you will want to be cognizant of your posture. Be sure to: have your feet flat on the floor, sit into the back of the chair seat and back of the chair’s lumbar support, place your chin back and in, and place your shoulders back into the seat-back.

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