Back pain is a common complaint, and most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. It’s also one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Core strengthening (the muscles that surround back, abdomen, and hips) can help stabilize the trunk and pelvis.
Rainier Physical Therapy specializes in treating back pain. Serving the Cranberry Township and surrounding areas, our specialists offer a variety of services designed to help patients find relief from persistent pain for good.
Possible Causes of Back Pain
Back Rehabilitation: Whether you’re suffering from your first bout of low back pain, following extensive treatments, or even considering surgery, the best way for you to avoid or minimize the severity of recurrences is to rehabilitate your back with the appropriate exercises.
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD): DDD is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. It can occur throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).
Herniated Disc (HNP): When you experience back pain that shoots down your leg, everyday activities become difficult or even intolerable. When a herniated disc occurs, a small portion of the nucleus (central part of disc) pushes out through a tear in the annulus (outer part of disc) into the spinal canal. This pressure on the nerves can be the source of pain down the leg.
Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one bone in your back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below it. It most often occurs in the lower spine.
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and its branches, which run down your back into your buttock and leg. The source of sciatica can vary from a disc, bone, or soft tissue cause.
Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine — most often in your neck or lower back. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves at the level of compression.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and find a solution for your ongoing back pain. We proudly serve patients of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, as well as those in Adams Township, Beaver, Economy, Freedom, Mars, Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Seven Fields, and surrounding areas.