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In the United States, people visit physicians for symptoms related to back pain almost as much as they do for a common cold. While most back pain and back aches happen irregularly and are hard to diagnose, the pain or discomfort felt in the back can become a chronic problem if it is not addressed properly. Back pain can be a result of an acute injury or may be associated with a more long-term injury or illness. Muscle strain is a very common cause of back pain and can be treated with physical therapy. Another cause of low back pain, buttock pain, hip pain or even leg pain may be attributed to dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SI joint). The symptoms of an SI joint dysfunction may feel very similar to pain caused by sciatica, which is also treatable with physical therapy.
Symptoms of back pain:
Symptoms of back pain can often be felt in other areas of the body or even radiate to extremities such as arms or legs.
Possible reasons for back pain:
The treatment options for back pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your back pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your back pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.
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