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Back Pain

Discover How to END Back Pain & Stiffness And Get Back to the Activities You Love- Without Taking Painkillers and Without Risking Surgery!

If you or someone you know has got lower back pain, stiffness or even an ache, it is not uncommon for people to think "If I ignore this, it will go away on its own." It can be quite easy to think that the cause was from not sleeping properly, maybe from lifting, or carrying something... Or that the stiffness you are experiencing is something you must live with because you are aging... and that is just what happens as you get older.  Maybe you have done nothing at all to hurt your back (that you can recall) ... but it just isn't getting any better.

If any of these describes you, we want you to know that you are not alone... And we hear our clients talk about these "feelings" all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain and Sciatica symptoms are THE most common problem that we see in our physical therapy clinic in Fort Wayne. We see people like this all the time. And when it comes to living with Back Pain, everybody we see wants to know...

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“Why is this happening to me?” OR “Why am I still suffering from back pain after putting up with if for six months (or more)?”

Most people hope that they'll wake up one morning and "like magic", it'll be as if the back pain never happened. The good news in that the majority of cases an acute episode of back pain will resolve in 6-8 weeks. However, this is not always the case. Back pain can be very frustrating and the longer is goes on the more you start to question why this is happening and wonder if something is significantly wrong.

Has this type of thing happened to you?

The longer the back pain goes on, the more you start to look for answers. Maybe you you’ve been told different things by friends or family members or have tried to find answers on the internet which often makes things even more confusing and causing more fear in the process. Maybe you think you have to rest. Or, that you should be doing “this exercise” and “that exercise” to make the back pain go away. Maybe you think that surgery is your only option.

All of this information can make it overwhelming and confusing to know what exactly what to do. And because of this confusion, people procrastinate and put off making a decision about treating their back pain. Worse yet, many people just end up accepting it as “part of life”—as if it’s normal, as if it “has” to be that way, or even it’s “natural aging” and my parents suffered from this too!

Another situation we see quite often is that the pain will end up causing them to see the doctor. The individuals’ doctor will tell them to rest, “try these painkillers or steroids” and “see how it goes.” This is rarely ever the best advice, and six weeks later, they end up going back to the doctor for more pills or another injection because it hasn’t got any better

Have you been told you have any of the following conditions: Degenerative joint disease, Degenerative disc disease, Disc bulge or herniation, arthritis, Lumbar strain, Sciatica, Spondylolisthesis or Spondylosis

Do NOT live victim to the diagnosis! You certainly may have one of these conditions, but it doesn't mean that it is the source of your pain. It also does not mean that you need expensive imaging to confirm this condition. In fact, more people have similar issues, but have little to no pain and function actively without limitations.

If you are currently dealing with Back Pain There are several more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

  • You thought the pain would go away on its own, but it hasn't.

  • You went to the doctor, who told you to rest and take medications—but the pills have only masked the pain, and as soon as they wore off, back pain was right back where it started.

  • A loved one told you that everybody gets back pain as they get older, or worse, "it runs in your family" so you just accepted it.

  • You tried other healthcare professionals like physical therapists or chiropractors in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help. Or, the exercises given only made the pain worse!

  • You tried ice, heating pads, and Googled "best back pain stretches", but nothing helped for very long. Heat, ice, and stretching felt a bit better in the moment but the pain relief didn't last long.

  • You thought it would be a good idea to rest, but your back still irritates you.

  • You decided to try a massage, but while it was relaxing and felt good, it hasn't done anything to fix the pain for more than a couple of hours or days!

Talk to us first

We realize some people are “unsure” if physical therapy is the right option for them. It could be that you’re not sure it’ll work, or whether we can help with your particular pain or injury, or maybe you had a bad experience somewhere in the past. Try out of these FREE options below to start your journey toward better health and a return to the activities you love. 

Our Process

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What Can You Do About Your Back Pain?

Commit to getting some help

First off, make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that back pain will "just go away with time," but then six months down the line they're still putting up with it!

Keep Moving

One of the worst things you can do when you are dealing with back pain or any injury is to rely on rest as the solution. This often only makes things worse. This is not to say that you shouldn't modify your activity. Something as simple as a light walke each day can make a significant difference. 


Get the Right Diagnosis 

Arriving at the correct diagnosis can help identify the appropriate exercises for you. One of the best things to help you ease your back pain is to do the right series of exercises for the root cause of your back pain. The right exercises given to you by a seasoned physical therapist will help reduce pain and allow you to move freely again, AND make sure that the problems don't come back! Back pain is just a symptom of a problem. Often times, the back isn't even the root problem (even if you have arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or a bulging/herniated disc.


Seek Treatment for the Entire Body

Your back never moves without requiring other parts of the body to participate along with it. Your lower back might be the source of the pain, however the hips, mid-back, and even the ankles can be where the root problem actually lives!

Get Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can offer a wide range of benefits to help get you out of pain and back to activity. We offer hands on therapy as well as tools such as dry needling and cupping to help with reducing pain and improving your mobility. We don’t believe in using this as the only means of your treatment, but it can be useful tool to decreasing your pain and getting you back to moving. Pain relief is just one aspect of the equation. We also believe in building up the resiliency of the body to help make sure your body is prepared for the activities you love to do. 


I had a very sudden onset of low back pain that made it almost impossible to get up when I was sitting or laying down. After Dr. Bickle's assessment he decided I would be a good candidate for dry needling. After the second session I was 90% better. After 3-4 days I was able to resume all normal activities. 


—  Renee

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