It’s estimated that in the U.S. alone, nearly two thirds of all adults are living with chronic lower back pain. Sports injuries, spending extended periods of time sitting or standing, and an overall sedentary lifestyle have contributed to the prevalence of lower back pain among adults. The vast majority of patients who live with this type of chronic pain choose medication or hot and cold patches to treat their condition.

However, very few people seek long-term treatment with a physical therapist. Physical therapists are trained to treat chronic pain at its source, healing the body and preventing future injuries. To learn more about how physical therapy can help you overcome your chronic pain, continue reading below: