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Causes for Back Pain

Back pain may be caused by many things, such as a spinal stenosis, sciatica, surgical recovery, or a work or auto accident. At Munger, we treat back pain of all causes and create an individualized plan to stop your symptoms at the cause.

Back Pain

Sciatica

Stenosis

Post-Surgical Recovery

man holding lower back

Or Does This Sound Like You? I…

  • Can’t sit long
  • Cant’ walk very far
  • Can’t stand long
  • Can’t sleep
  • Not able to work
  • Not able to play with grandkids
  • Can’t enjoy recreational activity

Products We Use

  • McKenzie Lumbar Roll
  • Treat your back book
  • Kinesio tape
  • Bands and Thera tubing

Treatments We May Use

We solve these problems with

McKenzie Back Specialty

McKenzie technique is a patient directed process based on your subjective complaints and repeated movement testing. By the end of the evaluation, your treatment is based on what makes the pain better. It includes self-treatment techniques, therapist’s techniques, and back education.

Mulligan Concept

Mobilization with Movement manual therapy techniques were discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T., Wellington, New Zealand. Mobilization with movement is a manual therapy approach utilized by health care practitioners specializing in the care of patient with musculoskeletal pain.

Physiotherapists, physical therapists, and other clinicians trained in the Mulligan Concept can assist individuals in improving movement restrictions, pain with movement, and functional restrictions. Mulligan practitioners seek to improve patient’s movement with the application of pain free hands on techniques. Both the clinician and the patient can quickly assess the value of this approach. If the technique(s) are indicated an immediate improvement in pain and movement will be observed.

The Mulligan Concept is not a passive treatment approach and many individuals benefit from self-treatment at home. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a hands on approach to treating the whole body. Even though the symptoms you may have are located in your back, for example, your foot, hips, and leg position as well as shoulder positions may have a direct effect on the back. Treating just the back may help temporarily unless the rest of the body is not addressed.

Back and Neck Pain

During your evaluation for a spinal condition, the physical therapist will look at how your neck or back moves and the effect of movement on your symptoms. He or she will assess what part your nerves have in your symptoms and examine the joints of the spine and the surrounding muscles and connective tissue. You will be asked questions about how your symptoms behave and given an exercise or exercises to perform and monitor your response to at home.

Premium Therapy Equipment

Lumbar Rolls

Lumbar rolls are ideal for use in the car or at the office. They support the lower back to relieve pain and discomfort and can be strapped to any chair.

Foam Rolls

Foam rolls are self-myofascial tools to relieve tense muscles. They can ease pain, increase range of motion, and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness after a workout.

Treat Your Neck and Back Books

These books offer clinically proven exercises that are easy to follow and help you better understand your neck or back pain.

We Pride Ourselves on Our Individualized Treatment Plans