Low Back or Buttock Pain

Why does my low back or buttock hurt?

Low back or buttocks pain is a very common condition in the United States, and can be a result of an acute injury or may be associated with a more long-term injury or illness. Physical therapy for low back pain can be a very helpful method of relieving pain in the low back or buttock and improving or restoring mobility. Contact a clinic near you today to see how our physical therapists are able to help with your low back or buttocks pain and get you back to feeling like yourself again.

Symptoms of low back pain and buttock pain:

  • Pain or achiness in the lower back
  • Pain or achiness in buttocks and hamstring region
  • Inflammation of the buttock area
  • Inflammation of the low back

Possible reasons for low back pain and buttock pain:

  • Herniated or ruptured disc
  • Compressed disc
  • Protruding disc
  • Arthritic changes
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Muscle strain
  • Weakness of core and back muscles
  • Poor sitting or standing posture
  • Fracture
  • Sciatica

Exercise Benefits:

Low back (lumbar spine) stability is largely dependent on the strength of your stomach and lower back muscles. Practicing targeted exercises that support the strength of the back and abdominal muscles regularly can offer long-term pain relief for the lower back and buttocks.

Lower Back Stretches:

  • Bridges
  • Cat cow
  • Cobra stretch
  • Knee to chest
  • Bird dog
  • Toe touches

Treatment options:

The treatment options for low back or buttock pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause of your low back or buttock pain along with your symptoms and personal muscle strength goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options for of your low back or buttock pain, including physical therapy. If you don’t have a prescription for low back physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Sunshine Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.