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Experienced Columbus, Ohio Physical Therapist Treating Low Back Pain

Is your back pain or sciatica getting in the way of your everyday life, changing how you move and making it hard to workout, stay active and engage in the activities you love?

If you’ve got persistent back pain that doesn’t seem to be going away with traditional treatments, it’s easy to think that nagging back pain is just an inevitable part of aging. 

We understand how frustrating this can be, affecting your mood, your energy and the way you’re moving in your everyday life.

But you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing every day at Athletes’ Potential.

Today, I’ll show you why most treatment approaches may provide temporary relief, but never fix the root cause of the issue, so the pain keeps coming back.

But once you effectively deal with the deeper, root cause of the problem, it’s 100% possible to get back to a pain-free, active life for good, like our client Adam:

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(Note: Diverge PT is now Athletes' Potential Columbus)

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Understanding Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Sciatica typically arises from irritation or pressure on the sciatic nerve, leading to pain that radiates from your lower back down to your legs. 

Lower back pain, on the other hand, can be attributed to a range of issues, including muscle strains, disc injuries, and muscle imbalances. 

In many cases, there’s no clear cause for the pain. Fortunately, our back pain specialists in Columbus have helped treat all kinds of back pain problems, including:

  • Arthritis in lower back
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc, or other spinal disc problems
  • Muscle aches
  • Pain that radiates down your leg
  • Back pain with running
  • Back pain when breathing deeply 
  • Back pain when sneezing or back pain when coughing 
  • Stiff back in the morning


Treat The Cause, Not The Symptoms

How many times have you done lower back stretches or released that same tight spot in your lower back with a tennis ball, stretch or foam roller?

Have you ever wondered why the same spots repeatedly get tight and painful no matter what you do?

If you’ve ever sought out treatment for back pain relief, how often do practitioners go straight to the site of pain?

Physicians give you pain meds.

Physical therapy gives you the same generic lower back stretches as everyone else. 

You see the chiropractor multiple times per week for months on end.

And while you may get some short-term pain-relief, the root cause of the back pain persists and the pain eventually returns…often worse than before.

Traditional back pain treatment repeatedly fails to successfully reverse chronic back pain symptoms because its sole focus is on “treatment” of the lower back itself.

But there’s no injection, pill, back crack, stretch or massage that can truly fix your lower back pain.


❌ Pharmaceuticals

Medicine and drugs only mask the pain.

❌ Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic relieves your pain for a few days, but doesn’t fix the cause or “put it back in place.”

❌ Traditional Physical Therapy

Traditional physical therapy gives you generic stretches and “core strengthening.”

❌ Surgery

Surgery is rarely needed to fix the cause of your back pain, and often there are high chances of the pain coming back after surgery. 

Instead of simply treating symptoms, we need to ask WHY your lower back hurts in the first place.


WHERE You Hurt Is Not WHY You Hurt

Persistent back pain is often a sign that your lower back is compensating for something else.

If certain parts of your body aren’t moving well enough, such as your hips or your ribcage, your back has to compensate for it. 

This causes your back to get overstressed, creating extra tension & pressure over time which eventually leads to pain.

Imagine you had to sit on a hard chair for hours on end and you couldn’t shift your weight. 

Your butt would start hurting, right? It’s not damaged or just has too much pressure on it. 

Maybe the pressure has reduced the blood flow enough to create pain.

So you get up, move around and no more pain!

In the simplest sense, this is what causes back pain in most people.

So if you have back pain when sitting or back pain when standing for long periods of time, it’s likely a result of “too much pressure” because your back is overcompensating for something else.

Too much tension or pressure anywhere in the body can result in persistent pain simply from the inability to move an area well enough.

And only by fixing your movement will you “take the pressure off” and fix the root cause of your lower back pain. 

It seems counterintuitive that the solution to painful movement may simply be…movement.

This is an important thing to realize, especially if you’ve been told that your pain is the result of some physical damage, or worse, if the medical community can’t find any reason for your pain.

The reality is that you may just need BETTER MOVEMENT to take pressure off of your back.

Obviously, fixing movement is not that simple. Doing so requires a specialized doctor who can assess & identify your movement compensations, do hands-on work to alleviate pain quickly, give you targeted drills to restore full, pain-free movement and help you get back to the workouts and activities you enjoy. 


The Athlete’s Potential 3-Step Approach to Back Pain Relief in Columbus, OH

At Athletes’ Potential, we don't just treat symptoms; our back pain specialists in Columbus dive deep into the root causes of your pain with our comprehensive, 3-step process:


Step 1: We Find The Root Cause of Your Pain

We start with a thorough biomechanical assessment to pinpoint the underlying problems contributing to your pain. From there, we lay out the necessary steps to facilitate your recovery and get you back to the workouts, sports and activities you love!


Step 2: We Fix Your Problem Areas

Next, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and objectives. Our bodies are designed for movement, but often, our modern lifestyles limit this natural inclination, leading to pain. We guide you through targeted exercises and movements that restore your natural movement patterns, alleviating pain and improving function.


Step 3: We Make Sure You Stay Healthy For Good 

Once we restore your ability to exercise without discomfort, we'll implement strategies to elevate your performance beyond your pre-injury level. Building strength and endurance is crucial for long-term relief and prevention of recurrence, and our tailored programs ensure that once you achieve pain relief, your body is resilient enough to maintain these improvements even with the demands of your active lifestyle.


Your First Step Towards Lasting Back Pain Relief

Don’t let sciatica and lower back pain dictate your life. It’s time to take control and step onto the path of recovery and wellness. A journey with Athletes’ Potential is not just about alleviating pain; it's about empowering you to lead a healthier, more active life for good.


Take Action Today

Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? 

Book a free 15-minute phone consultation with a member of our team to discuss your concerns, learn more about our approach, and decide how we can best help you on your path to recovery.

Call us now at 470-355-2106 or click here to schedule your free consultation and start your journey to a life without back pain.

Pain doesn't have to be a life sentence. With Athletes’ Potential, relief is not just a possibility; it's a reality. We look forward to being a part of your journey back to a pain-free, active life.

Let Us Be Your Sidekick On Your Way Back To A Pain-Free, Active Life!

Remember, Movement Is Medicine!

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