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Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in the greater Bonita Springs, FL area

Chronic back pain affects up to 23% of adults and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Thankfully, noninvasive physical therapy is often enough to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and help you return to your routine. At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy in Bonita Springs, Florida, physical therapist David Lee, PT, DPT, and the team use manual therapies to relieve back pain and prevent it from worsening. Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule a back pain consultation, or book your appointment online. 

When should I see a physical therapist about back pain?

Make an appointment at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy if you have back pain lasting over a week that doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, like ice, rest, and activity modification. That’s particularly true if your pain is exacerbated by routine activities like work or exercise.

David has years of experience diagnosing and treating back pain. He and the team can assess your posture to identify the underlying cause and use noninvasive, drug-free treatments to help you regain your quality of life. 

How does physical therapy help manage back pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team uses physical therapy for back pain to:

  • Relieve painful symptoms
  • Improve lower back function
  • Increase spinal flexibility
  • Prevent recurring problems

David is one of the only physical therapists in the area who doesn’t rely on injections, prescription painkillers, or electrodes to manage back pain. Instead, he uses his hands and only his hands to increase circulation, reduce swelling, and improve mobility. 

What happens during a physical therapy appointment for back pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, each appointment lasts 60 minutes.

During your first visit, your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and whether it extends into other areas of your body, like your buttocks or neck. 

Next, they complete a series of complimentary tests known as full-body diagnostics. Your provider will gently use their hands to feel for neck, lower back, and spine abnormalities. This manual approach is quick, painless, and doesn’t require diagnostic imaging like X-rays or MRIs.

After identifying the cause of your back pain, the team develops a personalized physical therapy plan designed to relieve your pain and help you recover.

How does a physical therapist treat back pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team treats back pain using a drug-free, patient-centered approach. Depending on your symptoms and their severity, they might suggest:

  • Stretches
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point release
  • Functional joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Massage
  • Soft tissue mobilization

It usually takes several types of treatment to achieve lasting relief. Be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and attend each of your scheduled visits. 

Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule physical therapy for back pain, or book your appointment online.