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Low Back Pain and/or Nerve Impingement

Summary

Low back pain is one of the most common injuries, whether chronic or acute, and can affect anyone, regardless of activity level. Symptoms can include nerve impingement, which can feel like an electric shock all the way down the leg or up into the back. Chronic low back pain means symptoms last at least a month, or it keeps coming back but seems to go away on its own, whereas acute back pain can be connected to a single event within the last week up to a month. 

 

Cause

Low back pain can sometimes start as the result of one specific event or lift, other times it seems like the pain is coming out of nowhere and just won’t go away. Whether the pain is connected with a specific event or not, low back pain is caused by postural deviations in the hips. One hip could be sitting more elevated than the other, one or both hips could have an internal or external rotation, or one or both hips could have an anterior or posterior tilt. Any postural deviation in the hips is going to cause strain and stress on one or more of the surrounding tissues, resulting in pain. Constant pain signals slowly cause the client to compensate or muscle guard, trying to avoid using the injured tissue, resulting in even more pain. 

 

Effects

As previously mentioned, low back pain can stay very localized and only cause pain in the low back and/or glute muscles. Other times, however, the inflammation and pain in surrounding tissues can cause nerve compression or impingement resulting in nerve pain shooting down the leg or up the back. Low back pain can also be accompanied by muscle cramps in either the trunk or lower extremities.

 

Treatment

Sometimes it seems like low back pain heals itself and stops being a problem for a while until another event agitates it. Other times it seems like the pain never goes away, no matter what method is used. In either case, Ibuprofen helps with the pain and inflammation and heat helps restore blood flow, but often something else is needed to help the inflamed muscles to return to normal.

 

At Structura Body Therapies, we understand low back pain is connected to some kind of postural deviation, whether that just means the client sits too long with incorrect posture or the surrounding tissues are locked out of place, meaning one side is locked long or short resulting in the antagonist to be also locked short or long respectfully. Treatment for low back pain starts with at least 3-5 weekly appointments. Some cases may take up to 10 appointments, depending on how chronic the condition and how willing you are to completing an at-home program with e-cises. The e-cises are meant to re-educate the surrounding muscles into alignment, and therefore decrease pain and increase joint Range of Motion. Come in and get an exerciseEcise manual made specifically for you. 

 

Treatment sessions for low back pain involve hip work from all angles.quads and hip flexors. After the hip has been addressed from all four angles, the therapist will reassess client’s posture and pain patterns and make a plan for the following two to seven appointments.

 

It may seem strange to work the anterior hip and abdominals in order to address low back pain, but if the client spends a lot of time sitting, the stress will get stuck in the hip flexors causing them to become locked short and the low back to be locked long. Even though the pain is in one place, like the low back, the cause could be somewhere else, which is why the therapist needs to be aware of postural deviations and holding patterns and work the area from all sides.

 

Tiffany from West Valley, UT Testimonial

I was having some lower back pain and and they’re deep tissue massage helped me feel better. The therapist was really nice and I felt amazing after the 60-minute session. I would highly recommend anyone with back pain to go to them. -Tiffany

Nick from Kaysville, UT Testimonial

 

I was in a car accident and hurt my neck and low back. I came into Structura Body Therapies and they helped me get rid of the pain I was having. I would recommend to anyone that has been in an accident to come in and get some bodywork done from Structura!

Pamela from Utah Testimonial

I was afraid to try Structura because I heard the therapy might be painful. But it was going into months and months with plantar fasciitis and not being able to walk without limping and waddling. That was painful too. Through the therapy sessions, I found that I was twisted and seized up all over. I’m not sure when the fasciitis actually completely healed, but it did 100%. The therapy was a little painful, but nothing like the pain of months of fasciitis and years of waddling. At 58 years old, I can finally move my legs again so I can walk normally and start exercising.

Kaylee from North Ogden, UT Testimonial

I was experiencing a lot of knee pain after having surgery for a torn ACL. Months of physical therapy and a 2nd knee surgery didn’t help the pain and issues I was having. I was ready to just live with the pain but I decided to give Structura’s therapy a try. It has helped my knee tremendously! My knee pain is gone and my range of motion is back! So happy I found this therapy! If you are experiencing pain that your doctors can’t figure out, I would highly recommend Structura’s therapy!

Kellie from Hooper, UT Testimonial

I am running again! Less than a year ago, I had a doctor, physical therapist, and a chiropractor all tell me I needed to stop running because of constant back and neck pain, along with ankle and groin injuries. Well, they were wrong! Because of Stuctura Body Therapies, in the last 2 months, I have ran a half marathon, a 5K, and I am continuing to run 3 times a week. The 10-week Structural Integration program, and continued maintenance, have been a true blessing for me. The therapists and staff at Structura are the best, and are professional and caring. So grateful to have found this amazing technique.

Jeannie from Clearfield, UT Testimonial

I am a 62 year old female. For several years, I have become less flexible and stiff. I was introduced to Structura and finished the 10 weekly sessions of Structural Integration. They are very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Structura Body Therapies’ therapy.

Jon from Ogden Utah Testimonial

Working with Structura Body Therapies has been a life-changing experience. They are not only extremely skilled in their practice, but are very educational. I noticed a big difference after the first visit

John
Ogden, UT

Annie from Layton, UT Testimonial

I’ve been able to get my life back thanks to the therapists at Structura. Taylor and Skye were amazing at listening and critically thinking. They were both very professional. I had dealt with 1.5 years of debilitating pain in my lower back and shooting pain down my legs. After physical therapy, multiple steroid shots, and mediations to deal with the pain I heard about Structura. Thanks to these amazing people I can sleep through the night, enjoy activities I love, and play with my kids. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing more than a relaxing massage.

Susan from Neveda Testimonial

I was in a car accident and hurt my neck and low back. I came into Structura Body Therapies and they helped me get rid of the pain I was having. I would recommend to anyone that has been in an accident to come in and get some bodywork done from Structura!

Jessica from Ogden, UT Testimonial

Structura has truly helped me so much! It was a long road to recovery, but I skipped the surgeries and was able to naturally heal over time. I continue to go on a regular basis for maintenance now. This is an amazing way to stay in top performance and learn about mobility and movement.

J. Sanchez from Clearfield, UT Testimonial

I was introduced to Structura Body Therapies by a family member.  I have suffered from chronic pain for the past 9 years and the source of the pain was finally diagnosed. I started coming to Structura to see how their therapies could help me before, between, and after the two hip surgeries I would need to correct the source of my pain. I cannot express enough how pleased I am with the results of the therapy thus far!  I recently had the first surgery and the therapies from Structura Body Therapies have cut my healing time by 4 weeks! I am looking very forward to completing my next surgery and then starting the Structural Integration program with Structura.

Debra Testimonial

The people are friendly, and make you feel at ease. They are very professional, and I saw results fast. I am thankful that there is hope to take away my pain, which I have lived with for so long. I would highly recommend Structura to anyone.

Lisa from Layton, UT Testimonial

I felt so good after each of the 10 sessions of Structural Integration. Parts of my body that bothered me before the session felt so much better after being worked on. My knees that hurt before, didn’t bother me after being worked on.

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