Back in Action

Young man with neck and back painThe spine is a complicated biomechanical structure that supports the weight of the body. It allows people to bend, twist, walk and move, yet it’s one of the most abused and misunderstood areas of the body.Physical therapy provides effective methods to relieve back pain, treat injuries and maintain the spine in proper alignment.

More than 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Many injuries cause temporary pain through overuse or failure to warm-up sufficiently before exercise or sports. Other sources of back pain include deformities and degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, all of which can be alleviated with physical therapy.

Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are contributing to an increase in back pain complaints. Both are major causes of pain when individuals participate in new or unfamiliar activities, don’t prepare sufficiently for activity, or use inappropriate lifting techniques. Obesity increases the risk for poor posture and injury, and those experiencing back pain often develop awkward movement patterns that exacerbate the problem.

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What our patients say:

The staff and therapists at Greene Rehab are kind, caring, & wonderful! The physical therapists are knowledgeable, passionate, and compassionate! I have and will continue to recommend them to all of my friends and family!

The people at Greene Rehab have been very good at helping my wife to build strength and balance. At one point she walked with a shuffle and no steps. She is now back walking with full steps.

We look forward to working with them again in the future.

in January I came to you weak and so unsure of myself, today thanks to you I leave here so full of confidence in my ability to function.