Back Pain

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Dr. Logan Lynch, PT, Pelvic Health Specialist
Owner of Life In Motion Physical Therapy

A Message From Dr. Logan Lynch, Owner & Founder Of Life In Motion Physical Therapy

Back discomfort is sometimes dismissed as nothing more than a minor ailment that will go away on its own. It’s also typical to attribute it to “sleeping uncomfortably,” call it a “spasm,” or say that “everyone” has it occasionally.

It happened for no apparent cause, but nothing seems to be altering.

We frequently hear stories like yours, so you’re not alone if it’s happening to you. In fact, the most frequent issue we treat in our clinic is lower back pain and sciatica.

And everyone we encounter is curious about how to deal with back discomfort…

“Why Am I Going Through This?” or, “Why Do I Still Have Back Pain After Putting up With It for Three to Six Months, or Even Longer?”

Most people think that if they have Back Pain, it will just go away on its own. They think that one day when they wake up, their back pain will be gone as if by magic… But after 6 months, you still have back pain, which is often worse than when it first started.

Do You Sound Like That?

When people come to our clinic and see a doctor, the doctor often tells them to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes.”

But this isn’t usually the best advice, and 4 weeks later, they end up back at the doctor because they haven’t gotten better. Worse still, they are often given more pills that are even stronger and told to sleep even more. This is crazy, and it explains why so many people in the U.S. have pain in their lower backs that doesn’t go away.

Have You Ever Had Something Like This Happened to You?

Why does back pain last longer than it should? Because different people have told you so many different things, it’s easy to get confused. There are a lot of people who are happy to give advice, but most of it isn’t very good.

You might think that lifting something or sleeping in an awkward position caused your back pain, but in reality, it was years and years of bad posture and bad movement that made the muscles in your lower back weak, and lifting or sleeping in an awkward position were just the EFFECTS of that.

Back pain can be hard to understand if you don’t know what you’re doing. Because of this, many people just accept it as “part of life,” as if it’s normal and “the way it is.” Why does back pain last longer than it should? Because different people have told you so many different things, it’s easy to get confused. There are a lot of people who are happy to give advice, but most of it isn’t very good.

Do You Also Feel This Way?

If You Already Have Back Pain, Here Are 7 More Reasons Why It Might Be Sticking Around Longer Than It Should:

  1. You expected it to go gone by itself, but it didn’t
  2. You saw a doctor, who prescribed rest and medications, but the latter did little to relieve your back pain, and as soon as the drugs wore off, your chronic back pain returned.
  3. You just accepted that everyone experiences back pain as they age since a family member or acquaintance informed you that everyone does.
  4. In the past, you’ve tried a physical therapist or other healthcare professionals, but nothing they said or did appear to help.
  5. You attempted to perform the exercises on YouTube, but they either had no effect or caused your back to ache 10 times worse.
  6. Your back pain was so awful that you felt it would be a good idea to relax, but all it did was make it feel stiffer and tighter.
  7. You made the decision to have a couple of “massages” in the hopes that they would help the pain, but all they did was make you feel good and relaxed and did nothing to alleviate it permanently.

If any of these scenarios apply to you, we encourage you to schedule a conversation with one of our low back specialists to discuss your situation and learn what may be done to assist. The fact that you have previously tried any or all of these things is really a GOOD THING since it puts you one step closer to discovering what does work when you are aware of what doesn’t!

If you want to speak with one of our representatives to schedule a call, click the link below. There is no cost for the call, and there is no pressure to schedule any appointments with us when it is complete. Making the best decision possible on what to do next is our objective.

"How Can I Get Rid of My Back Pain Fast?" ...

So, here are four things you can do:
  1. First, you need to decide whether or not to get help: So many people wait a long time to get help for back pain because they think it will “go away with time.” But 6 months later, they’re still putting up with it, and either nothing has changed or the pain has gotten worse.
  2. Do the RIGHT exercises: One of the best ways to ease back pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises. The right exercises given to you by a physiotherapist will help reduce pain, let you move freely again quickly, and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon (or aggravate your back even more like some exercises do).
  3. Don’t sit or rest for long periods of time: Have you ever tried to get off the couch after sitting for a while, but it was hard because your back hurt and felt tight? That’s because resting or sitting for long periods of time is one of the worst things you can do for back pain. When you sit in awkward positions or rest too much, your back gets stiff and tight. Along with hands-on treatment, it would help a lot if you were shown the right exercises to strengthen your muscles for better posture. This would help you get back to being active and healthy as soon as possible.
  4. Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy: Physical therapy has been shown to help people with low-back pain. In fact, it’s one of the most prevalent injuries we encounter at Life In Motion Physical Therapy. Physical therapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible if your back pain is affecting your job, your ability to stay active, your independence, or your ability to spend quality time with family and friends.
If you want to know how the physical therapists at Life In Motion Physical Therapy can help you live with less back pain, we invite you to start with a free, no-obligation appointment at our clinic:

Note: We offer this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to people who are nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy and don’t know if it will help them or not. If that sounds like you, please start with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so we can help you figure out what’s wrong and what can be done without you having to spend any money.

The Question Now Is:

“How Can Seeing a Physical Therapist at Life in Motion Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Back Pain in the Next Few Days?”

Here are just a few things that our Physical Therapy Team can help you with:

Basically, we can help you get rid of your back pain and get back to living your life.

If you want to find out how much it costs and if we have any openings at our physical therapy clinic in Dubuque, Iowa, click the button below and fill out the short form:

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Life In Motion Physical Therapy In Dubuque

8+ 5-star reviews

- Jordan A.

I really enjoyed my experience with Logan! She was a ton of help for my back pain both during the end of my pregnancy and postpartum. She always helped me reintroduce exercise into my life the right way postpartum & it made me feel so much more confident going back knowing my body was fully ready!


I worked with Logan for about 6 months because of knee pain I was having due to my lifting regiment. Logan identified many deficiencies in my movement patterns an taught me to rehab and maintain my movement. 6 months later I am pain free and back 100% to the sport I love.