You started to lift a box while helping a friend move, and your lower back started hurting. It’s your first time back at the gym since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and the next day your lower back is spasming and painful. These are just a few scenarios that may sound familiar to you and many other people.
The reason? There are more than 65 million Americans who have reported a recent episode of back pain, and many of them have stories just like these. The fortunate thing is that many Americans now have access to virtual physical therapy for their lower back pain. This type of PT comes with some very useful benefits.
Virtual physical therapy for lower back pain can offer these three benefits:
- Allowing you to recover from home — Home is the place where most people want to be when they’re sick or in pain, and lower back pain sufferers are no exception. However, you might think that you’ll have to leave home to visit a physical therapist for your pain. Nope. Many physical therapy practices started offering virtual services during the pandemic. In addition, the latest COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill earmarked $250 million for telehealth services.
- Getting you help faster — Many people have dealt with the long waits to be seen by a medical professional over the past year. One survey found that 27% of Americans have to wait more than a month to see a medical specialist in 2021. A benefit of trying virtual physical therapy is that you can often see a physical therapist more quickly. One virtual PT provider reports that their platform offers 60% faster scheduling than in-person PT visits.
- Reducing your pain — The most important benefit that virtual physical therapy can offer for lower back pain is reducing pain. Virtual clinicians can help you pinpoint why your lower back is hurting and what activities may aggravate your back. They can also show you how to do therapeutic exercises that can help decrease your pain and improve your flexibility and strength.
Find virtual physical therapy for your lower back pain at Agile Virtual PT
Searching for an effective virtual physical therapy option for your lower back pain? Our team at Agile Virtual PT is just what you’ve been looking for. Our licensed clinicians have years of experience helping address many types of pain. In addition, we’re certified to operate in 42 states. Even better, we’ve found that 93% of our patients have reduced pain after attending virtual PT sessions with us.
Contact our team today for more information about how we can help address your lower back pain or to schedule your initial virtual appointment.