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What Causes Back Pain? 
Back pain is a common and often debilitating condition that can affect people of all ages and lifestyles.

At Cypress Physical Therapy, we specialize in addressing back pain, leveraging our expertise to provide targeted solutions. There are numerous possible causes of back pain, including:

  • Muscle strain: Overuse, poor posture, or sudden movements can lead to strain or sprain of the muscles and ligaments in the back, causing pain and stiffness.
  • Herniated or bulging discs: Damage to the discs that cushion the vertebrae of the spine can cause the inner gel-like material to protrude or leak out, irritating nearby nerves and causing pain, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Degenerative disc disease: Age-related wear and tear of the spinal discs can lead to decreased disc height, reduced flexibility, and increased susceptibility to disc herniation and nerve compression.
  • Osteoarthritis: Degenerative changes in the joints of the spine, including the facet joints and vertebral bodies, can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
  • Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal or neural foramina, often due to bone spurs or thickened ligaments, can compress spinal nerves and lead to pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs.
  • Spondylolisthesis: Slippage of one vertebra over another, typically due to degenerative changes, congenital abnormalities, or trauma, can cause back pain and nerve compression.
  • Sciatica: Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, often caused by herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or piriformis syndrome, can cause radiating pain, numbness, or tingling sensations that travel down the buttocks and legs.

Physical therapy can be highly effective in managing back pain and promoting recovery. Treatment approaches may include:


Pain Management

Utilizing modalities such as heat, ice, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area.


Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and myofascial release to improve joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, and alleviate pain.


Strengthening Exercises

Prescribing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles of the core, back, and hips, including the abdominals, obliques, erector spinae, and gluteal muscles, to improve stability and support.


Stretching Exercises

Incorporating stretching exercises to improve flexibility and range of motion in the spine and surrounding muscles, reducing stiffness and promoting optimal function.


Postural Correction

Addressing muscular imbalances, poor posture, and ergonomic factors that may contribute to back pain, promoting proper alignment and biomechanics.



Providing education on proper body mechanics, lifting techniques, ergonomic principles, and injury prevention strategies to empower individuals to take an active role in managing their back pain and preventing future recurrences.

Our philosophy revolves around being leaders in rehabilitation. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim a pain-free life, enabling you to return to the activities you love. Don't let back pain limit you – let us guide you on the path to a healthier, more active you.

Success Stories

Stacy Smith

Chris was an excellent physical therapist. He pinpointed my problem from what I described and worked out the perfect plan to take away my pain. After every visit I felt better than when I walked in. I have used him for several issues now and will continue with him on any future problems. I have every confidence he can take care of me.

  • Stacy Smith
  • Back and Neck Pain

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