Back Pain

Individual Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Long Hill Township, NJ

If chronic back pain is causing you to miss work or avoid physical activity, you may benefit from the advanced one-on-one care therapy available at Individual Physical Therapy in Gillette, New Jersey. The dedicated therapy team offers diagnostic and treatment services to address back pain resulting from accidents, sports injuries, or age-related wear-and-tear. Learn more about relieving neck pain with physical therapy exercises and innovative therapies. Schedule an appointment online or call the Gillette office directly.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

You may experience persistent back pain immediately following an injury, such as a fall or auto accident. Sudden movements and improper lifting techniques can also result in injuries to the muscles supporting the spine.

Back pain may also develop gradually over time as you get older, or due to an underlying medical condition, like arthritis or a herniated disc.

Your risk for developing back pain may increase if you’re overweight, smoke, or lack daily physical activity. Back pain is also a common age-related condition, especially affecting those over 40.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Pain in your back may be persistent or come and go. You may also feel a pain that shoots down into your buttocks and leg.

The pain may worsen with certain activities, such as strenuous exercises, twisting, or bending over.

You should request a medical evaluation if your back pain lasts for more than a week and doesn’t improve with rest and over-the-counter medications.  

What treatments are available for treating back pain?

If back pain interferes with your ability to work or stay active, the team at Individual Physical Therapy can customize a treatment plan that addresses the root of your pain. They provide one-on-one care to alleviate pain and keep you mobile.

They may perform manual hands-on treatment and stretching to relax and strengthen the muscles in your back that support your spine. Manual techniques can also reduce pressure on spinal nerves that cause persistent pain.

They may also suggest innovative treatments, like cold laser therapy and ultrasound therapy.

How does ultrasound therapy work?

The team at Individual Physical Therapy uses ultrasound therapy to treat chronic back pain. Treatment involves ultrasound technology that delivers sound waves to the soft tissues of the back. These energy waves heat deep layers of the muscle tissue, relieving pain and triggering the body’s natural healing abilities.

Ultrasound therapy is noninvasive and painless. Your provider administers treatment in a comfortable office environment, and there’s no recovery necessary after treatment.

Find out if ultrasound therapy or other treatments for back pain relief are right for you by calling the office in Gillette or using the online booking feature.