Two issues treated with back injury therapy in El Paso, TX

Back Injury Treatment

Back pain is one of the most common forms of pain out there. This is supported by an American Chiropractic Association (ACA) report that claims up to 80% of U.S. adults will have some type of back pain in their lifetime. Back injuries are a common cause of back pain, but such injuries can be treated with physical therapy in El Paso, Texas. There are two back injuries in particular that tend to respond well to physical therapy-based back injury treatment.

1.   Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is an injury that’s more commonly known as a slipped disc. Slipped discs can be caused by car accidents or from impacts while playing sports. These can cause small stress fractures in the back vertebrae, and these fractures lower spinal stability. In turn, decreased stability may allow a vertebrae to slip forward. 

When discs slip, they can cause pain in several ways. The disc may put a lot of tension on back muscles, and this can cause the muscles to send pain signals to the brain. Also, slipped discs can pinch spinal nerves, which can also lead to moderate to severe pain. 

2.   Herniated disc

Another part of the back that can be injured is the cushioning discs between the spinal vertebrae. Impacts or falls can cause a disc to tear, which is why this injury is also called a ruptured disc. The tear causes issues because it allows the gel-like interior of the disc to poke out or herniate. 

The herniated inner disc material can cause pain by rubbing on or pinching nerves in the spine. By pinching nerves, ruptured discs can also cause pain in other areas of the body besides the back. For instance, a pinched sciatic nerve in the lower back can lead to a condition called sciatica. In turn, sciatica can cause pain that radiates from the lower back through the legs and feet. 

Find effective back injury treatment in El Paso, TX, at Border Therapy Services

At Border Therapy Services, we know how painful a back injury can be. Our El Paso team has lots of experience creating back injury treatment plans, and your plan may include evidence-based therapy techniques such as: 

Our plans are also intended to offer patients many benefits. For example, they’re designed to reduce the pain of back injuries, and your plan may also help improve the mobility of your back and increase your ability to do normal daily tasks. 

Take the next step to get our help with your back pain. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment.