Low Back Pain In Grand Rapids

Are you finding everyday movements like bending, lifting, or even sitting for extended periods challenging due to persistent low back pain? This discomfort might hinder your work or make finding a comfortable position difficult. Back pain can have various causes such as muscle strain, poor posture, or conditions like herniated discs. Luckily, there are effective natural methods like physical therapy available to manage back pain and improve mobility without the need for surgery. Interested in exploring how physical therapy can alleviate your back discomfort?

Dr. Tyler dry needling patient’s low back to treat low back pain

Why Do I Have Low Back Pain?

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Centeral/ Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lumbopelvic Instability
  • Disc Herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Trigger Point/ Muscle Pain
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Post Op
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Labral Tear

Anatomy of My Low Back

Think of the low back as a system composed of several key elements: the vertebrae, intervertebral discs, and a network of muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Together, they form the complex structure of the lumbar spine, working akin to a stabilizing pillar supporting the body. The vertebrae and discs allow for flexibility and shock absorption, resembling a stack of cushions. Meanwhile, the muscles and ligaments surrounding this area function as a dynamic support system, aiding in movements and providing stability, much like the intricate balance of tension and support in a suspension bridge. Understanding this system provides insight into the complexity involved in low back movements and support.

Man holding low back in pain

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I have been having shoulder and low back pain from time to time for the last couple years. It’s been improving with my chiropractor, but he recommended a Physical Therapist. Never having done this I was skeptical. But being 3 months in I’m very glad I did. Dr. Tyler is awesome. Only a couple seasons in and massive improvements! Awesome service, very knowledgeable, highly recommend!
Daniel Vanderhyde