Physical Therapy For Back Pain in Thousand Oaks CA
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We are one of the first facilities in Thousand Oaks and the surrounding Conejo Valley to integrate both physical therapy and chiropractic disciplines under the same roof and have been providing this collaborative care since 2003. Our clinicians are experts in the care of musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain and we focus on teaching you self-care strategies that you can do on your own when you are not in our office. That is how you start to take control of your condition(s).
If you are living with chronic back pain, then physical therapy care in Thousand Oaks CA or chiropractic care in Thousand Oaks CA might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would rather live without it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how physical therapy and/or chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.
BACK PAIN IN THOUSAND OAKS CA
The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. It also explains how physical therapy and/or chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you discuss your personal condition(s) with one of our clinicians to properly determine the best course of care for you.
DISC BULGES AND HERNIATIONS
Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.
It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. One of our specially trained physical therapist and/or chiropractor in Thousand Oaks will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.
Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most overlooked contributors to back pain. Our physical therapists and/or chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive techniques.
MUSCULAR SPRAINS AND TENDON OR LIGAMENT STRAINS
Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to physical therapy and chiropractic care.
STRESS AND BACK PAIN
Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Our team of physical therapists and chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.
If you have questions about how our team at Omega Rehab & Sport can help you, please schedule a consultation today.
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