Physical therapist for low back pain

A physical therapist with training in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment may be helpful with:

  • Identifying specific muscle or disc problems.
  • Customizing an exercise program for recovery and long-term prevention.
  • Teaching you how to lift properly to avoid reinjuring or aggravating your back.
  • Helping you improve your posture, which can help you avoid stressing a disc in the future.
  • Providing various therapy treatments if you aren't improving.
  • Helping you learn to manage pain.

Last Updated: February 3, 2010

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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