Back Pain and Sciatica

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Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected.

While there are a lot of treatment options available, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of the pain or how to handle it in the long term.

The three main causes of low back pain and sciatica are

  1. Herniated Discs
  2. Arthritis
  3. Pelvis issues

Without identifying the correct cause of your pain there is no way to develop the proper treatment plan.

Our physical therapists will find the actual cause of your back pain. The goal of effectively resolving your low back pain or sciatica includes…

  • Identify the true cause
  • Create a unique plan for your specific condition
  • Relieve your pain
  • Restore your normal motion, flexibility, mobility
  • Strengthen the supporting muscle
  • Return to your normal activities

Here at Hampton Physical Therapy one of our specialties is Back and Neck Pain. Our Physical Therapists are very experienced and have the knowledge and skills to provide a number of different ways to reach your goal of getting back to your normal self again.

Common conditions that we treat

  • Back Pain
  • Lumbar sprains/strains
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc (HNP)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica and leg pain
  • Facet pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Ready to learn more? Explore our related posts below all written by our own team at Hampton Physical Therapy.

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