Lumbar Disorders

What are Lumbar Disorders?

Most cases of pain in the low back region are of mechanical origin — which means that you can increase the symptoms with twisting, turning and stretching the back or hips!  Pain, altered movement patterns and compensation patterns can finally lead your body to giving you symptoms of:

  • Local Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (pain in leg and/or gluteal region)
  • Sciatica (pain down back of leg/gluteal region)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Gluteal / Hip Pain

A comprehensive clinical examination to determine what “picks” at your symptoms to then find missing links is the foundation of how we dial in to the root cause.  You can get a preview of our Lumbar Spine Feel it to Heal it Examination through our book!

At PhysioFit of North Carolina, our team aims to find exactly what causes your low back and/or leg symptoms, which could be muscles and joints in the back, legs or hips. We also determine what areas are compensating for weaker ones, which really is getting down to the root source!

We do not just provide cookie-cutter evaluation and treatments.  You can do that by searching the web for exercises!

We normally find lumbar disorders correlate with compensation patterns from poor posture, dysfunction in the pelvis and hips, or inability to activate proper muscles in the limbs. 

A multi-system evaluation can give us the information that provides a well-rounded treatment approach to improving not just one area, but all areas that are contributing to your pain.

Based on information gained from our detailed examination, our physical therapists will illustrate clearly to you what individual structures are causing your symptoms by actively changing the quality of your symptoms there and then during the treatment.

Manual Therapy

Hands on treatments to specific lumbar, hip and limb myofascial points and joints can improve pain, stiffness and kinesthetic awareness to help your low back, hip, or leg symptoms.  Our comprehensive approach gives you longer relief!

Pelvic Floor Therapy

The innermost core muscles are in the pelvic floor! Our diagnostic rehabilitative ultrasound helps us determine if you are activating the correct muscles, which allows us to prescribe the correct exercises to give you the best results.

Exercise Prescription

We know the right stretches and exercises that are best suited for back pain, radiculopathy and sciatica.  We are able to prescribe the correct exercises through our Feel it to Heal it Physio approach for longer relief!

What are treatment options for Lumbar Disorders?

Harrison and Danielle are dedicated hands-on manual and women’s health therapists, who passionately seek good outcomes.  We aim to provide you with the knowledge to help you with your condition, and provide honest and effective advice, management and treatment.

We have a unique approach of combining manual therapies to the back, hips, and limbs with pelvic therapy therapy to the perimenopausal or postpartum individual (if appropriate).  The combined approach is unique to our specialities that you cannot find anywhere else in the Triangle.  Our goal is to maximize each individual’s progress toward an active, less limited lifestyle.

We think cookie-cutter treatments are meant for making cookies, not helping humans!  You will not just get a “typical” physical therapy approach here.  Instead, you will find the most detailed and comprehensive approach you have ever experienced.  We help those that others have not so let us take a look at you!

Call us today at 919-728-0335 for more information or to schedule an appointment online.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain.  It pairs nicely with our Feel it to Heal it Physio approach so you don’t continue to have painful myofascial trigger points!

Fascial Mobilization 

Our instruments mobilize soft tissue structures to help improve pain and mobility to help you feel better! They can get in the “hard to get” regions that at-home theraguns or foam rollers can’t!

Feel it to Heal it Physio

Any exercises we prescribe get the green light thumbs up approval.  This means you feel it where you should, which means you then can heal!  This is what we call Feel it to Heal it Physio!

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