Have you ever experienced pain in your back when you bend over to tie your shoes, during exercise, or even while performing routine daily tasks? This type of pain can be annoying at best, and absolutely debilitating at its worst. There are many different potential causes of bending pain. In this article, we are going to talk about pain when bending down – the potential causes of this type of pain and relevant treatment options.
Possible Causes of Bending Pain
First thing’s first – what causes pain when you bend down? Pain when bending can be caused by many different injuries and conditions. Here are a few:
- Pinched Spinal Nerves
- Vertebrae Fracture
- Back Muscle Strain
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Degenerative Spinal Discs
Whatever the cause of the bending pain, it’s important to be proactive in your own treatment, and seek the help of an experienced professional.
Treating this type of pain requires a strategic approach. First, it’s essential to nail down a complete diagnosis. Only after you identify the cause of the pain can you hope to effectively treat it. Your treatment options and recommendations will depend heavily on the underlying cause of the back pain. For example, back muscle strains are typically treated best with conservative methods like physical therapy. More serious spinal cord injuries that involve potential nerve damage may need to be treated with surgical intervention. Even in the latter situation, physical therapy post-op is generally recommended as part of an overall treatment plan.
Edina Back Pain Rehabilitation Clinic
Filtering through all of the potential diagnoses and treatment options can be overwhelming for many patients. That’s why it’s important to involve a professional right away when you start experiencing such pain. The physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have been treating patients throughout the Twin Cities for the past twenty-five years. We offer direct access to physical therapy care in Minnesota and also have existing referral relationships with over 600 providers. Contact us today at our Minneapolis or Edina physical therapy clinics to schedule your appointment.
PT of Costa Rican National Soccer Team for 2007 World Cup in Victoria, CAN. Clinical Instructor for University of Minnesota Doctor of Physical Therapy Affiliations