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Low Back and Sciatic Pain

Did you know that low back and sciatic pain is ranked the single leading cause of disability and third for all doctor visits! 

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Lower back pain ranges from muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. Though lower back pain has the tendency to come and go, it is extremely important to get it treated right away. If ignored, lower back pain can develop into serious problems and cause injuries that are preventable. Sciatica is often mistaken for lower back pain and vice versa but the main difference is that with sciatica, you will feel a pain beginning in your buttocks that travels down the back of your thigh and even into your leg.

 

Possible Reasons for back pain

  • Strain/ Sprain

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • Herniated Disc

  • Spinal Stenosis 

  • Fractures 

  • Degenerative Disc Disease 

  • Spondylolisthesis 

  • Scoliosis

  • Facet Joint Syndrome 

Schedule a new patient appointment with a physical therapist at PrimusPT Fairfax! Through exercise therapy, joint manipulation and other treatment options, we can help you find pain relief and get you back to doing what you love the most. 

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