Back Pain Specialist

KC Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists located in Murray Hill, New York, NY

About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, so if back pain is hindering your quality of life, you’re not alone. At KC Physical Therapy, our team uses a variety of cutting-edge techniques to ease back pain and promote healing so you can resume normal day-to-day activities. Call the office in Murray Hill, New York, New York to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

KC Physical Therapy

What defines back pain?

Back pain can range in intensity; it could be a stabbing, sharp pain or dull pain. You might experience muscle aches, or you might even have pain that radiates down your leg.

 

While it’s most common to experience pain in your lower back, you may experience pain in your upper back, butt, or legs as well. Back pain often feels worse when you’re standing, walking, lifting something, or bending, but improves when you recline.

 

What causes back pain?

Numerous factors can lead to back pain, like automobile or sports injuries, heaving lifting, or the normal wear-and-tear of spinal discs that come with age. Other conditions that can cause back pain include:

  • A bulging or ruptured disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia

Our team can help you find the root cause of your back pain and determine the appropriate treatment. With physical therapy, they can work with you to ease your pain, enhance healing, and prevent future injuries.

 

How does physical therapy relieve back pain?

Doctors can ease back pain using a variety of techniques, depending on the cause and severity of your pain. Our team specializes in:

Kinesio Taping®

Our team uses Kinesio Tape, which is a flexible but sturdy athletic tape, to reduce back pain. The tape works to stabilize injured areas, lift the skin to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and enhance physical performance.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a form of massage that our team uses to apply pressure to tight myofascial tissue, which is connective tissue that supports and protects your muscles. Myofascial release reduces tension and tightness near trigger points to relax muscles in your back and ease pain.

Neuromuscular training

Our team are experts in neuromuscular training for easing back pain. This technique involves exercises that strengthen muscles in and near your back to correct posture and movement, ease pain, and prevent future injuries. They may use TheraBand resistance bands during your session.

Pilates-based techniques

One of the pillars of Pilates is developing core strength. A strong core provides support for your back, which can ease pain. Combining Pilates techniques with traditional physical therapy methods can work to increase your range of motion while also strengthening your back and core. Pilates-based techniques can enhance healing and prevent future back problems.

When you’re ready to ease back pain and finally get back to the activities you love, call KC Physical Therapy to book your next appointment or schedule one online today.