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Muscle Lab Pasadena

LOWER BACK TREATMENT & RECOVERY PLAN

Are you suffering from a Lower back injury?
Check out Muscle Labs Recovery page and learn more about your injury, our treatment methods and preventative measures to take for next time around.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR YOUR LOWER BACK PAIN:

STEP 1:

TREATMENT ASSESMENT

At Muscle Lab, Pasadena we care why you're in pain and thats why our recovery plan begins with a treatment assessment. During this time we want to know more about any possible injuries leading to your pain, your back pain symptoms and any health conditions you may have.

STEP 2:

COMPRESSION THERAPY

Muscle Lab offers Normatec Compression Therapy with leg and hip attachments which can benefit anyone suffering from lower back pain. This treatment increases the circulation in your legs and hips through the use of air compression. If your low back pain is also felt in your leg muscles, the leg attachments can aid is decreasing swelling and inflammation caused by the injury. We also offer hip attachments! If you spend long hours sitting at work or studying these hip attachments will relieve any tension built up over time.

STEP 3:

LOCALIZED TREATMENT

Our localized treatments aid in targeting your pain directly! Muscle Lab Offers CBD Massages as a back pain remedy. This massage focuses on relieving the tension built up in your low back as it specializes in deep muscle work, relaxation and pain relief. Through this service we'll be able to pin point the affected area and offer you relief. The Muscle Lab CBD cream is a great addition when seeking back pain relief as it aids in reducing inflammation from injury and relieves pain.

Book a session of Localized Cryotherapy for your lower back pain and feel the healing process begin. Localized cryotherapy is a great way to treat low back pain due to its precision and ability to penetrate the muscle tissue at a deeper level than icing your injury.

The main benefit of Local cryo is a faster recovery time, this service aids in reducing swelling and inflammation as well as calms muscle spasms and pain. Icing an injury can typically take 30 to 40 minutes to see results but with local cryo you'll experience 10 minutes of direct healing through the use of liquid nitrogen. Local Cryo is most effective when paired with another one of our healing services such as stretch therapy.

STEP 4:

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED TREATMENTS

Back pain is different for anyone, theres no one size fits all treatment and whats why we offer such a variety of options. If you're looking to treat yourself and relieve pain we recommend trying our Whole body Cryotherapy and Infrared Sauna Therapy. Both of these treatments aid in muscle recovery and are often paired together to adequately shock your tissues.

The infrared Sauna stimulates and warms your muscles as well as dilating your blood vessels to improve circulation through various wavelengths. This increase in circulation may relieve pain associated with your back.

Whole body cryotherapy is next! This treatment is beneficial for those who may have chronic low back pain as it can be used everyday! By cooling the affected area you may experience a relief in your back pain symptoms.

STEP 5:

CUPPING TREATMENTS

There are many activities that lead to low back pain and a lack of activity is one of them. When our posture becomes poor our backs carry all the tension! One of the most effective ways to relieve low back pain tension is through Cupping Therapy as it promotes circulation directly in the affected area. Cupping pulls blood to the surface of your muscles to stimulate a quicker recovery time. theres always a risk of back pain in life but you don't have to suffer. At Muscle Lab, Pasadena we treat all back injuries effectively with time and patience so you can experience total self care.

STEP 6:

STRENGTH AND BALANCING TRETAMENTS

Stretch Therapy!!! One of the most important treatments you can do for low back pain is activate the area through stretch. One of our professional stretch therapists will aid your body mechanics by assisting your movements. This treatment helps with relieving leg pain, assessing muscle strength and reduce stress and tension caused by wear and tear.

LOWER BACK PAIN

Suffering from lower back pain is unfortunately common among people of all ages; whether you play sports, lift weights, suffered an injury or simply have muscle tension. Low back pain stems from a variety of causes, we'll firstly take a look at the muscle groups that are causing you discomfort. Your back is composed of many muscles that aid in helping the spine adequately function.

We will take a closer look at extensor muscles, flexor muscles and oblique muscles since injury to these generally leads to low back pain. We must also note that various ligaments and nerves run through this area that may be associated to muscle pain. Knowing your low back pain is the first step towards treating your low back pain.

TYPES OF LOW BACK MUSCLES


Extensor Muscles

Extensor Muscles run along and attach to the back of the spinal cord. Specifically known as erector spinae, these muscles aid in holding up the spinal column and gluteal muscles. The extensor muscles enable the motions of lifting objects and standing erect.

Flexor Muscles

Flexor Muscles have an attachment to the front of the spine, this group runs from the thighs up to the low back. Flexor muscles are composed of the ilacus, psoas and rectus femorus. The flexor muscles enable the motions of bending at the waist, i.e bringing your knees to your chest.

Oblique Muscles

Oblique Muscles have attachments on the sides of the spine and are composed of the external obliques and internal obliques. These muscles are responsible for rotation of the spinal column and aids in maintaining proper posture.

CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN


The causes of lower back pain are nearly endless and fairly common. Most people suffer from back pain due to injury from car accidents, incorrectly lifting heavy items or poor posture from hunching over. Other causes may be from a disc injury associated with chronic back pain such as a bulging disc, herniated disc, degenerative disc, thinning discs or spinal stenosis.

If you've recently had an intense workout, fell or carried heavy items through the day, your back problems may be due to a muscle strain or sprains. A strain happens when the muscle is stretched too far causing a tear in your muscle. Sprains however, are damage to the ligaments in your low back due to over stretching or tearing. The ligaments in your back are what aid in connecting your muscles to your spinal cord.

Movements such as bending over and twisting rapidly, overloading your back with stress and sports injuries are often the culprit of your back pain. Whether it's a strain or a sprain the treatment methods are generally the same but require consistency in order to fully heal.

SYMPTOMS OF LOWR BACK PAIN


The signs and symptoms of lower back pain are often associated with a loss in mobility and an increase in nerve pain. General back pain and chronic back pain are both highly treatable with different levels of intervention.

General Back Pain

General back pain is less invasive as it's often stimulated by overloading the body. If you suffer from general back pain you may be experiencing a lack of mobility leading to stiffness, radiating or shooting pain, burning or stabbing sensations.

Chronic Back Pain

Your chronic low back pain likely affects your day to day activities due to its consistency. If you suffer from chronic back pain you may be experiencing loss in mobility, degeneration of muscle tissue, constant radiating or shooting pains and burning sensations in your leg. Other symptoms include numbness, tingling and leg weakness. Any of these symptoms may be indications of a more invasive issue and a stable recovery plan is likely needed.

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