Treatment is aimed at relieving pain, restoring mobility, improving posture, improving core stability, and improving body mechanics. To accomplish these goals the therapists may use modalities such as heat, electrical stimulation, low level laser, or ultrasound; manual techniques including myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) muscle energy, strain counterstrain, and osteopathic mobilization; The McKenzie Method of MDT, SFMA(Selective Functional Movement Assessment); and therapeutic exercise emphasizing core strength and stability. A large part of the treatment will also include education regarding posture, body mechanics, and lifestyle modifications.
Back pain frequently is not the result of a single traumatic event, but the result of the cumulative effects of our activities and lifestyle. Poor posture, poor work habits, poor sleeping habits, lack of physical fitness, and obesity can all be sources of back pain.