When is it time to consider Physical Therapy
Let's say you've started having constant back pains when you bend down to pick up items off the floor or tie your shoelaces. The pain only occurs during this bending over activity, and you solve the problem by taking pain medication every now and again. Did you know you could see a Physical Therapist to help you with this issue. "But why would I need a Physical Therapist?" you ask yourself. It's not a big deal and it'll go away eventually. While back problems like this may not start out as "no big deal" it may become a much larger issue down the road.
One of the benefits of Physical Therapy is having a trained professional give you honest and direct answers to whether or not your back trouble is more serious than it appears, especially if your pain is recurring and has lasted more than three or four days. A Physical Therapist will also be able to give you tips on how to treat the pain in your day to day life, if not minimize and avoid it.
Outside of waiting out the pain another major mistake is thinking you're too young to need Physical Therapy. Pain and dysfunction affects people of all ages.
When it comes to Physical Therapy no problem is too big or too small, if it affects your daily activity there may be treatments or exercises to decrease or eliminate symptoms.
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