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Neck and Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit their family doctors. In fact, almost 80% of Americans will experience neck or back pain at some point in their life. Fortunately, most neck and back pain can be successfully treated with conservative methods. Our physical therapists have over 60 years of combined experience helping patients alleviate pain in their lower back, upper back, and neck. There are two different types of back: acute and chronic.

What is acute pain?

When a brief episode of pain is suffered suddenly, this is called acute pain. Most people recover from acute back or neck pain in two to three weeks with minimal treatment. An Ogden Clinic physical therapist will assess the source of pain and use simple, effective treatment options including manual therapy and over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen.

What is chronic pain?

While most back pain is relieved in a few days to weeks, chronic pain is persistent pain that does not subside. Patients with chronic back pain are encouraged to seek medical attention as soon as possible to determine the source and to develop a treatment plan.

At Ogden Clinic, our physical therapists carefully assess every case of chronic back pain. Your pain may stem from repetitive motions at work or other activities. Ogden Clinic physical therapists will delve into each patient’s health history and daily activities to determine the cause of their chronic pain.

Treatment for back and neck pain

When patients experience persistent pain, comprehensive treatment may include:

  • Exercise-oriented physical therapy including at-home treatment
  • Physiology exercises that support the spine and its joints
  • Spinal stimulation
  • Pain relievers or injections to reduce localized pain
  • Monitoring each patient’s response to treatment and fine-tuning accordingly

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