Back Pain & Sciatica
Studies show that 80% of the general population will experience back pain at some point in their life and 40% will have back pain in any given year. Back pain is normal and can be acute (less than 8 weeks duration) or chronic (lasting longer than 8 weeks). The longer you wait to seek treatment, the longer it may take to fix. Typically, it takes only 2 to 3 visits to get to pain-free movement and takes about a total of 8-12 visits to return to full pain-free function.
Give us a call at 630-761-0900 to schedule your appointment today.
On your first visit...
During your first visit, a full interview and physical examination will be performed to determine the exact cause of your pain. Your physical therapist will explain to you in simple terms exactly the cause of your pain and how to fix it. Your goals, expectations and any questions will be addressed. Finally, you will both develop a plan that works with your lifestyle and work together to resolve your pain and get you back to normal.
Frequently Asked Questions...
1: Will my back pain go away on its own?
It's possible, but not likely. Unfortunately, the problem is that the longer you go with low back pain, the longer it takes us to fix it. When you have pain, it is your body telling you something is wrong. The quicker you get in to see a qualified physical therapist, the faster you will recover. Nearly 95% of patient's who have low back pain can see significant improvement in 1 to 3 visits.
2. How do I get rid of my low back pain?
To answer this question, it depends on the cause of your back pain. That is why it is so important to begin physical therapy sooner than later. The sooner you find the cause to your symptoms, the sooner you can begin the recovery process. Most low back pain is able to be resolved with physical therapy and will not require surgery (no matter how bad the diagnosis sounds). The sooner we are able to identify the cause of your back pain, the sooner you will have the tools to resolve your symptoms and prevent flare ups in the future.
3. What should I do now?
The first step to eliminating your pain is finding out what is causing it. Give us a call 630-761-0900 right now and schedule your FREE screen. You will get a FREE 30 minute appointment with one of our physical therapists so that you can get your questions answered.