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Lumbar spine & lower back pain

As many as 80% of adults have had back pain at some time in their life. Physical therapy early on when pain starts can reduce future pain occurrences and can even prevent chronic pain conditions.

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute treats the conditions that cause low back pain. Our physical therapists have advanced training in this. They will perform a complete examination and develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. As part of treatment, we will teach you how to maintain a normal level of activity.

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute works closely with your care provider to coordinate all of your care.

Common low back conditions treated:

  • Disc herniation
  • Low back or lumbar strain
  • Low back pain and reconditioning after surgery
  • Sacroiliac (SI) pain or strain
  • Sciatica

Treatment may include:

  • Manual therapy and mobilization techniques
  • Exercises to strengthen and improve flexibility
  • Posture training
  • Self management techniques