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Evidence-based Back Pain Treatment

Evidence-based back pain treatment in Oakland, CA

More than 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. This number is staggering, considering many people don’t try to find relief for their pain. When at-home methods like ice packs and heating pads don’t cut it, you need back pain treatment that is proven to be effective. 

At SOL Physical Therapy + Performance, we offer evidence-proven physical therapy techniques shown to help relieve back pain by targeting the source of the problem. Many of our patients are able to find relief and restore their quality of life after going through our treatments. We have been treating patients in Oakland, California, for years, and we’ve earned a reputation as one of the best physical therapy practices in the area. Take a moment to read through what makes our back pain treatment different from other providers in the Oakland area.

We get to the source of the problem

The first step to treating any back pain (or any pain, for that matter) is to diagnose what is causing the pain. Through a series of diagnostic tests, we can determine the root cause of your back pain, as well as the best route of treatment to help you recover. Though we have a number of back pain treatment options available, we personalize each therapy to your specific condition, lifestyle and recovery goals, and we walk with you every step of the way to ensure you are making the right amount of progress. 

We focus on restoring your strength

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is often caused by weakened core muscles. As we age, we tend to become more sedentary, which can contribute to weak muscles in our abdominal and back. Coupled with the common weight gain most adults experience, this weakening of the core muscles allows extra pressure to build on the spine. Over time, this pressure can cause joint and disc damage to develop, which can lead to a pinched nerve. 

Our physical therapy treatment uses evidence-based techniques to strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine in order to reduce the pressure on your spine, and ultimately, to reduce the pain in your lower back. 

We help regain your flexibility

In addition to restoring the strength to your core muscles, we use a number of exercises and stretches to safely help restore range of motion and flexibility to your back. Often, when people have back pain, they describe their muscles as feeling “locked” and “tight.” These treatments help to naturally loosen the muscles surrounding the spine, which can also serve to ease pressure on a nearby pinched nerve. 

Find relief from your chronic back pain

It’s time to find relief from your chronic back pain. If you live in the Oakland area, contact our team at SOL Physical Therapy + Performance today to schedule an initial appointment. Come find out why our evidence-based treatment options offer an effective way to reduce back pain.

About the author

Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy & Performance Training serves the communities of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Orinda, San Francisco and beyond. SOLPT’s award winning team of Physical Therapists, Performance Coaches and movement experts has helped thousands reach their rehabilitation and performance goals to move beyond pain. We're committed to helping anyone of any fitness level move effectively and more powerfully for a lifetime. We offer rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.