Low Back Pain Assessment

Low back pain

Nearly 4 of out of every 5 adults in the United States will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.

If the pain does not get better on its own or keeps coming back, a low back pain assessment may be right for you. Consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor to discuss whether a low back pain assessment by a physical therapist could be beneficial. The sooner you seek treatment for low back pain, the more effective your recovery is likely to be.

If your low back pain meets any of the following criteria, it is advisable to speak with your doctor right away as these may be signs of more serious problems:

  • the low back pain resulted from a fall
  • the low back pain is accompanied by pain, weakness or tingling traveling into one or both legs
  • the low back pain results in changes to your bowel or bladder function
  • the pain gets worse, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep
  • the pain occurs with a fever

A physician’s prescription is required prior to getting a low back pain assessment.

To schedule a physician evaluation and get a referral to Beaumont for a low back pain assessment, contact your family physician or connect with a Beaumont doctor.

Once you have your prescription in hand, give us a call at 248-655-3191 to start your road to recovery and get back to all the activities you enjoy.


What is a low back pain assessment?

At Beaumont, low back pain assessments are conducted by highly skilled physical therapists at one of dozens of convenient locations across Southeast Michigan. Each assessment takes approximately one hour and includes:

  • a review of your medical history, diagnostic tests and the events that brought you in for treatment
  • an assessment of your movement, strength, functional ability, posture and balance
  • collaboration between you and your therapist to develop a plan of care that's right for you

The goal of any Beaumont low back pain assessment is to help you return as quickly as possible to doing what you love or need to do. You are a partner in the development of your low back pain treatment plan. Your active role is critical to your including leisure or work activities and hobbies. You are partner in the development of your low back pain treatment plan. Your active role is critical to your recovery.


Common causes of low back pain

Some common causes of low back pain include muscle strain, arthritic changes, bulging or ruptured disks and poor posture. Low back pain can occur from overuse or repetitive movements, lifting something heavy or an unanticipated movement. All these causes can benefit from physical therapy treatments.

Read more about the common causes and who is often affected by low back pain.

If your low back pain meets any of the following criteria, it is advisable to speak with your doctor right away as these may be signs of more serious problems:

  • the low back pain resulted from a fall
  • the low back pain is accompanied by a pain, weakness or tingling traveling into one or both legs
  • the low back pain results in changes to your bowel or bladder function
  • the pain gets worse, especially at night when you're trying to sleep
  • the pain occurs with a fever

Schedule a low back pain assessment today

To schedule a physician evaluation and get a referral to Beaumont for a low back pain assessment, contact your family physician or connect with a Beaumont doctor.

Once you have your prescription in hand, give us a call at 248-655-3191 to start your road to recovery and get back to all the activities you enjoy.

A physician's prescription is required prior to getting a low back pain assessment.