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Low Back Pain Assessment

Don't let low back pain slow you down

Low Back Pain Physical Thearpy

FIND OUT IF PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU REDUCE YOUR LOW BACK PAIN

Roughly half of Americans wait until a pain level of 7 out of 10 or more before seeking treatment for chronic low back pain. You don’t have to wait for relief. 

Research shows starting physical therapy sooner can reduce your pain and:

  • get you back to doing the things you enjoy sooner
  • decrease your out of pocket cost
  • prevent future x-rays, MRIs and injections
  • reduce your likelihood of needing opioids
  • help you avoid emergency visits
  • is effective even on older injuries

Beaumont is most preferred for Physical Therapy services in Southeast Michigan.

GET ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY TODAY WITH A LOW BACK ASSESSMENT

SCHEDULE YOUR ASSESSMENT NOW 

Already have a prescription? Schedule your low back assessment online today.

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* Before scheduling, please be sure to have your paper prescription for a low back pain assessment or confirm in advance that you have an electronic prescription by logging into your myBeaumontChart account and look under Visits > Upcoming Tests and Procedures.

  • we will verify your insurance and obtain an insurance authorization if needed
  • early morning and evening appointments available
  • ask about virtual assessments 

Get results

Beaumont is most preferred for Physical Therapy services in the tri-county and 9-county area compared to other local health systems.

Recent studies have shown a 33% reduction of chronic opioid use when low back pain is treated early with physical therapy.

If your doctor and you decide that surgery is your best option, physical therapy can still be an essential part of your road to recovery both before and after surgery.


What to expect during your low back pain assessment 

Getting to know you.

  • What is your experience with pain and how is it affecting your movement?  
  • Discuss your unique medical and surgical history, including any tests you have had.
  • Understand how your current problem or injury began, how it has progressed and any previous treatment you have received. 
  • Asses your mobility, strength, walking/running, posture, balance and functional ability.

Come prepared to move.

  • We will perform special tests to determine what is causing your pain such as tendons, cartilage, bones, etc.
  • One on one attention with a licensed therapist each visit.

Working together: 

  • Your therapy team will partner with you to develop a plan of care that’s right for you and set functional goals that you can achieve to get you back to moving and doing activities that are important to you.
  • We’ll communicate with you and your referring physician at the initial assessment and throughout your care.

A quick start to your recovery:

  • Your therapist may have you start a home program activity that day or initiate treatment  that is personalized to you
  • If you are in pain at your first visit your therapist can provide treatment or advice that gives immediate pain relief

Cause of low back pain

 

A knee pain assessment can get you started with a physical therapy plan to provide relief for knee pain resulting from:

  • muscle strain
  • arthritic changes
  • bulging or ruptured disks
  • poor posture
  • overuse or repetitive movements, both in sports and at work
  • sudden changes in activity level
  • mechanical issues