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Forum Name: Low Back Injuries/Conditions
Forum Description: Patients can post questions and experiences about low back injuries/conditions.
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Topic: back pain
Posted By: Ask a PT
Subject: back pain
Date Posted: Jul 14 2015 at 8:19am
Our user asked: "I have a herniated L5-S1. I am in pain when sitting and walking. I can't make sudden movements. I go to PT twice a week. He puts the tens unit on me for $20 to massage me. Then I walk the treadmill for 10 minutes, then hamstring strectes about 20 each leg. He says my hamstrings are to tight and it is causing my pain in my back. How long will it take with these stretches to be pain free?"

Ask a PT Response: "I am sorry to say but that doesn't sound like the most optimal PT treatment to me. If you were my patient, I would be implementing manual therapy, McKenzie based exercises and core strengthening, Hamstrings could be part of the problem but there could be other issues as well. A full examination along with additional information would be required before I could determine what may be contributing to your condition. If you haven't noticed any improvement by now, your therapist may need to consider other treatment approaches."



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Posted By: davidmiller
Date Posted: Apr 07 2018 at 3:13am
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