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Agnello Physical Therapy

Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy

Pittsburgh's Personalized, Results-Based Physical Therapy Center, located in Bethel Park, PA

Lower Back Pain and Treatment - Bethel Park, PA

Lower back pain is a significant health problem and about 70 to 85% of all people have had back pain at some time in their life. Luckily, our physical therapists Joe Agnello and Joe Tray  offer personalized treatment for all kinds of back pain. If your back pain interferes with work or the activities you love, call Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy or schedule an appointment online today.


FAQs on Back Pain:

By Joseph Agnello, PT, Cert. MDT

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain can vary in intensity, duration, and type.  You may feel a constant, dull ache, or a sudden discomfort of a sharp pain in your back.  Most of the time, lower back pain is acute, only lasting a few days or weeks.  It may ease off on its own or with treatment, but you need to be careful to avoid recurrence. Back Pain is considered chronic if it lasts more than 12 weeks.  Lower back pain is one of the top contributors to missed work days, and the leading cause of work-related disability in the United States.

How common is lower back pain?

It is estimated that some 20 percent of the population lives with chronic low back pain, and everyone at some point in their lives, will experience an episode of back pain. Back pain often occurs for the first time when people are in their 30s or 40s and becomes more common with advancing age.

What causes lower back pain?

The team of expert physical therapists at Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy treat acute and chronic lower back pain due to a variety of different causes. Some of the more common causes of lower back pain are: 

  • Traumatic injury, such as playing sports
  • Disc Bulging
  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated or ruptured discs
  • Compressed nerves
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Skeletal misalignment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular tension

How is lower back pain treated?

Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy specializes in diagnosis and treatment of the spine.  A specific individual treatment program is developed for your unique condition.  Our treatment regimen for lower back pain targets the cause of the pain and focuses of patient education so as to prevent of recurrence  This holistic approach is intended to not only curtail pain but also to restore movement of the lower back . Depending upon the conditions and severity of the pain, several treatment options are available via a variety of physical therapy techniques and modalities  The expert physical therapists at Agnello’ Spine and Sport use a hands on approach with a focus on spinal  manual therapies and therapeutic exercises specific for the cause and location of the pain.

Can a physical therapist prevent pain from returning?

Education is an integral part of our physical therapists approach. Our expert physical therapists, Joe Agnello and Joe Tray will teach you about the perfect alignment and function, and provide training and exercises to help you to maintain a healthy spine.  Our therapists will instruct you on the best position for sleeping and provide advice on how to enhance your function whether it be return to sport or resuming activities of daily living.

If lower back pain is interfering with your life, call Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about how their expert physical therapists can get you back in action as soon as possible.