“Fit for Life” back injury recovery program
If you suffer from:
- Low back pain
- Back stiffness and reduced range of motion
- Pain spreading into the buttocks and thighs
- Pain radiating from the buttock to the foot
- Sensory changes (numbness, prickling or tingling) in the leg, foot, or toes
You may have one of these common low back conditions:
Musuclar Back Pain: This is the most common cause of back pain and is due to muscular strains. This happens when an unexpected force such as a twist or pull creates tears in the muscle tissue. These muscular tears cause pain felt in the low back.
Degenerative Disc Disease: The discs between each vertebrae become thinner, stiffer and weaker over time, and as a result they cannot absorb forces as well. Routine stress and strain begin to take a toll on the structures of the spine. Pain caused by degenerative disc disease primarily results from the parts of the spine that move with activity, including the discs, ligaments and facet joints. Movement within these weakened structures causes them to become irritated and painful.
Herniated Disc: Intervetebral discs fit between each vertebra and provide a space between the spine bones. The disc acts like a shock absorber. A herniated disc occurs when the nucleus (the spongy center) of the disc herniates completely through the tough outer ring of cartilage. This can cause lower back pain and/or radiating pain down one or both legs. This radiating pain is often called sciatica.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: The spinal canal usually has ample room for the spinal nerves. This canal has a diameter equal to that of a penny. When the spinal canal shrinks by more than 33%, severe symptoms of lumbar stenosis can occur. This shrinking of the canal is caused by herniated or degenerating discs, bone spurs or thickened ligaments. Theses conditions reduce the space available for the spinal nerves. Symptoms from stenosis rarely develop quickly and occur more commonly in people over age 50. Patients with stenosis don’t always feel back pain. Often they have pain and weakness in their legs that develops after standing too long or after walking a short distance. Most patients get relief from their symptoms when they sit down.
Piriformis Syndrome: The piriformis muscle lies under the large buttock muscles and helps to turn your foot and leg outward. Problems with this muscle can cause compression of the sciatic nerve because the sciatic nerve runs under (and sometimes through) the piriformis muscle. This compression causes pain in the buttock area and radiating pain down the back of the leg.
Your solution starts with our extensive training and experience
The ProFitness “Fit for Life” Back Injury Recovery Program is led by some of the most experienced physical therapists in the region. In fact, over the course of more than two decades, our team has successfully rehabilitated thousands of back injury patients using the most effective tools and techniques available. But that’s not the best part.
Your key advantage is our 100% focused, one-on-one care
Because our goal is to help every patient achieve a fast, full and lasting recovery, we are committed to giving 100% of our expertise and effort to every patient at all times. This means that your dedicated physical therapist works one-on-one with you through every minute of every rehab session – providing expert assessment and guidance, and constant encouragement and support.
In other rehab facilities, you may not always work with the same physical therapist, or you may work with a PT assistant instead. And often, your therapist may work with several other patients at the same time. These factors can make it difficult to get the level of care you need to achieve a full and fast recovery.
That’s why our rehab care is always provided ONE therapist to ONE patient. ONE at a time. EVERY TIME. It’s the ProFitness AdvantageSM. And it’s what helps us achieve such excellent results.
“I came in with excruciating pain in my right leg. I could hardly walk. My doctor diagnosed me with a slipped disc and sciatica. After a few physical therapy sessions I felt like my life was back to normal. My husband was so impressed with my improvement that now he’s coming to ProFitness for therapy.” — L.R., Manhattan