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Back Pain Specialist

Crom Rehabilitation -  - Physical Therapy

Crom Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy located in Greater Heights, Houston, TX & Shadow Creek Ranch, Pearland, TX

Many people experience back pain. In some cases, the pain is acute, lasting only a few weeks, while in others, the pain lasts months — or even years. Roy Rivera Jr., PT, PhD, DPT, MCHES, Jordan Boyd, PT, DPT, CSCS, and the team at Crom Rehabilitation in Houston and Pearland, Texas, provide personalized physical therapy programs for back pain. This includes acute and chronic back pain, as well as postsurgical care for back pain. Call the office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain includes any discomfort you feel in or around your back. It may affect your upper back, but most people with complaints of back pain feel it in their lower back, or lumbar spine.

The type of pain you feel may range from a dull, annoying ache to a sharp pain you feel anytime you move. Back pain may last a few days, a few weeks, a few months, or years. 

If you have back pain, whether acute or chronic, the team at Crom Rehabilitation can help.

What causes back pain?

Back pain may develop from any number of causes, including poor posture, acute injury from an accident or heavy lifting, or an underlying disease. Common causes of back pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fractures
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Spinal stenosis

In most cases, back pain develops because of a problem that affects the structure or function of the many components that make up your back, like your muscles, vertebral bones, joints, ligaments, intervertebral discs, ligaments, or spinal nerves. 

Physical therapy is one of the primary treatments for back pain, no matter the cause. The team at Crom Rehabilitation specializes in all types of back pain, including postsurgical interventions, and can help you get relief from your pain. 

What can I expect during a back pain consultation?

You can expect patient-focused care when you come in for a back pain consultation at Crom Rehabilitation. The team takes a collaborative approach, working closely with you and your other health care providers to ensure you get the best treatment possible.

Your physical therapist conducts a comprehensive initial assessment, reviewing your medical history, pain symptoms and how they affect your daily life, as well as your functional goals. 

They also perform a physical exam, assessing strength, balance, and flexibility, paying close attention to your back and spine. The team may also request imaging studies of your spine to better understand the location and cause of your pain. 

How is back pain treated?

The team at Crom Rehabilitation customizes your back pain treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and functional goals. 

In addition to a comprehensive physical therapy program that might include manual therapy, an in-office exercise program, and a home exercise program, your back pain treatment plan may also include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Virtual physical therapy
  • Posture therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Manual therapy

Your physical therapy program includes weekly visits with your physical therapist for a set period of time, or until you reach your functional goals.

For long-term relief from your back pain, call Crom Rehabilitation, or schedule an appointment online today.