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Wishful Thinking That Your Lower Back Pain Will Heal On Its Own Is Not A Viable Game Plan!

“Wishful Thinking That Your Lower Back Pain Will Heal On Its Own Is Not A Viable Game Plan!”

Low back pain and sciatica are THE most common complaints we deal with in our practice.

And they will NOT simply vanish on their own. We hear from patients on a daily basis who have gone to their primary physicians for help, only to be told to take some painkillers and “see how it goes”.

Instead of putting a proven back pain treatment plan together, you start to believe your back pain is just a part of your life you have to accept. Your new “normal”… STOP!

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following low back pain symptoms:

  • Pain while sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Extreme discomfort in the lower back
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Sharp pain in the low back that travels down your leg
  • Soreness or Stiffness
  • pain that radiates from the buttocks
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The Lower Back Conditions We Treat

The Lower Back Conditions We Treat

Leading Causes of Back Pain

Leading Causes of Back Pain

The back comprises muscles, tendons, spinal discs, bones, and other elaborate structures that work together to enable the body to support itself when it is in motion.

The spine is cushioned by fibrocartilage, called your discs. The degeneration of the disc is called spondylosis. Spondylosis reduces the space between vertebrae, predisposing the spine to lumbar pain such as facet joint arthritis and spinal stenosis.

There are a number of reasons why you could be in need of treatment from a back pain specialist near you. Some of the most common reasons are listed below.

1. Tension due to poor posture

2. Structural Damage on the spinal disks due to aging, such as:

  • Ruptured Discs that often is a form of nerve pain
  • Bulging Disks that are similar to pinched nerves
  • Sciatica which is pain that radiates from the buttocks to the back of the leg resulting from pressure on a nerve
  • Arthritis of the spine secondary to trauma and thinning of the vertebral discs
  • Spinal stenosis is due to narrowing of the spinal canal which compresses the spinal nerves
  • Abnormally curved spine caused by scoliosis where the spine curves on either side
  • Kidney infection, stones, and prostate problems can cause pain that radiates to the lower back

3. Fracture in the spine because of the improper lifting of weights

4. Spinal fracture from lifting something that is too heavy

5. Fracture from sudden or misaligned shift or movement such as:

  • twisting
  • sneezing
  • muscle tension
  • coughing
  • excessive stretching
  • awkward bending for long periods
  • prolonged standing and sitting
  • poor posture when using a computer or cellphone
  • long non-stop driving
  • poor-shaped mattress

6. Pregnancy and Ovarian problems can cause back pain too as it can cause pressure on the lumbar region because of the growing infant and its natural movements inside the womb. Fortunately, this pain goes away after delivery.

Our Approach To Treating The Lower Back

Our Approach To Treating The Lower Back

We can pinpoint the true cause of your pain—often in less than 20 minutes—so you finally have concrete answers about the source of your back pain and on the path to drug-free good health!

Your quality of life will skyrocket as you start to see and feel your range of motion return to normal.

  • The Gray Method™ An approach invented by our owner, Dr. Scott Gray. The premise behind everything focuses on pinpointing the original CAUSE of your injury, pain, or stiffness, rather than just addressing the symptoms.

  • Dry Needling Dry needling is an advanced technique that uses very small needles to puncture the skin around stiff muscles. This treatment is a safe and effective way to eliminate pain, muscle tension, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

  • Myofascial Release- A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure and massage to the myofascial connective tissues. Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Mckenzie Method- A herniated disc treatment that uses repeated end range movements with sustained postural loading to help put the disc back in place taking the pressure off of your nerves.

  • Spinal Manipulation & Traction- A hands-on manual therapy technique that combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It helps relieve pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.

  • Functional Mobility & Strengthening- An approach that helps increase your overall mobility and strength to ensure your pain stays away long after rehab. Increased strength & mobility will help you heal your current pain or injury, prevent future injuries, improve your posture, prevent chronic diseases, and protect bone health.

Lower Back Patient Success Stories

Lower Back Patient Success Stories

“I was able to get rid of my back pain after seeing Dr. Scott Gray and his staff at Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. I cannot recommend them enough. If you are looking for a physical therapist in Fort Myers, this is the place.”

Randy Henderson | Mayor of Fort Myers, FL

“I had back pain that prevented me from doing my work. It even prevented me from doing my fitness routine. Dr. Gray’s Method pinpointed exactly what my problem was and what treatment I needed. I can honestly say I am now pain-free.”

Ricardo Cardenas | Business Professional

“I had herniated a disc in my lower back and thought that surgery was the only option. However, after seeing Dr. Scott Gray I avoided that route and now I am back to my old routine.”

Emily Burke | Health Professional

Back In Motion and their Dr James Porco have been a godsend for me. After three back surgeries and the resultant fusion of my bottom three spine joints I developed severe SI Joint and Piriformis muscle pain. Through manipulation, dry-needling and assignment of the correct at-home exercises Dr. James has relieved my pain and saved me from yet another fusion of my SI Joints. The concentrated one-on-one sessions at this practice are the gold standard in PT.

~ Charlie Bullock
Rating 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Treatment for Your Lower Back Is At Your Fingertips….

Treatment for Your Lower Back Is At Your Fingertips….

Remember, there’s no need to stay in pain another day. Don’t let your quality of life suffer any longer!

And please…don’t cover up or mask your pain with anti-inflammatory drugs that can harm your internal organs.

They can do more harm than good! Let’s discover the root cause of your lower back pain and get you back to participating in the activities you love!

Call our office at 239-223-0484 and schedule your appointment today! We offer Physical Therapy in Fort Myers, FL & our Cape Coral, FL office.

PLEASE NOTE: You have no obligation after getting in contact with us.

Let’s talk about your unique situation, your goals, and your obstacles. Together we can chart a course for your active and healthy future doing the things you love to do! Sounds reasonable?

We look forward to working with you soon!

Want Help to Decide if Our Lower Back Physical Therapy is Right For You?

Want Help to Decide if Physical Therapy is Right For You?

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Lower Back Pain Treatments


Frequently Asked Questions About Our Lower Back Pain Treatments

Most treatment sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the patient’s condition. Although treatments differ from one condition to another, most consist of massage, loosening of stiff joints, strengthening exercises for weak muscles, and educating the patient on different strategies to alleviate their aches and pains naturally or to prevent them from occurring and recurring.

We use a 3 step process called the Gray Method. This is a trademarked approach to help get to the root cause of your lower back pain.

Absolutely. We are always trying to educate our patients so they can feel better sooner.

The truth is…exercise is a drug and the WRONG exercise can hurt your lower back more. That’s why we always recommend seeing our specialists first.

The number one reason to make an appointment with me is to put an end to your frustration and put your mind at ease. After taking you through a thorough evaluation, I can give you a diagnosis pinpointing why your pains are occurring and outlining an approach to treatment so you can get back to doing what you love. In return, you can save both time, money, and return to your favorite sport or activities.

The truth is, most medical providers have no clue on how to treat lower back pain or sciatica.

Why do you think we spend $50 billion dollars a year on health care in treating spinal pain?

In fact, the majority of medical providers have had zero training in the assessment and treatment of lower back pain.

It’s much easier to prescribe painkillers or to tell you to rest rather than trying to discern the cause of your lower back pain.

All of our doctors are specialty trained and have advanced training in lower back pain conditions.

All of our lower back pain specialists are Doctor’s of Physical Therapy by trade but have advanced training in our trademarked approach the Gray Method™.