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Low Back Pain
& Sciatica


What is Low Back Pain?

Most people at some point in their lives will experience low back pain.  The people of Provo and Orem are no exception.  If you are reading this chances are you might even have low back pain right now.


What do we know about the low back and why it hurts?


Here is a surprisingly long list of what most people think are the most common causes of low back pain:

  • Herniated Discs

  • Bulging Discs

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Muscle Strain

  • Fractured Vertebra

  • SI Joint Dysfunction

  • Fascet Joint Arthritis

What does the Fascial Distortion Model say might also be the cause of your low back pain?

  • HTPs (Herniated Trigger Points) in the thoracolumbar fascia

  • Trigger bands in the thoraco lumbar fascia

  • Folding fascial distortions around the lumbar spine

  • Continuum distortions in the thoraco lumbar fascia

  • Cylinder Fascial distortions in the thoracolumbar fascia

  • Techtonic fixations in facet joints of the spine

What does the Afferent Input practitioner say might be the real cause of your low back pain?

  • Muscle Inhibition

Learning about the causes of low back pain can help guide you to the best treatment for your pain.  To ensure you get a full evaluation call Muscle IQ Physical Therapy and schedule an appointment.

The Huber machine low back pain exercisesg

Huber Machine

Did you know there are 180 Deep Spinal Muscles? And that weak deep back muscles are a major factor in  low back pain? The problem many  find in self treating their low back pain is that they are not performing the right type of exercises.  To treat low back pain you must perform slow, controlled and endurance type exercises in order to help rehab the deep spinal muscles. Here at Muscle IQ we have many machines and exercises that provide just that.

The Huber Exercise Machine precisely targets the deep muscles of the spine. This state-of-the-art equipment sets the body in motion with an oscillating platform and mobile column.  It mobilizes joints while gently and safely recruiting the deep muscles which are often neglected by traditional physical exercise.

Low Back Pain Exercises

How Can I Get Back Pain Relief?

The secret to low back pain relief is as simple as 3 steps:  1.  Get a Muscle IQ evaluation.  2.  Receive the best manual therapy techniques.  3.  Use the most advanced machines in the world for low back pain exercises.

Have you been told you have a HERNIATED DISK, SPINAL STENOSIS, SCOLIOSIS or a LUMBAR STRAIN? Low back pain is the #1 injury that leads to disability in the United States. Are you tired of being in pain all the time? Give us a call!

If you injured your back in a motor vehicle accident we will work hand-in hand with your pain management physician and your personal injury attorney.


Best in Orem for Back Pain

Muscle IQ is the best physical therapy clinic in Orem to fix low back pain.  Just ask our past patients.  Read our Google reviews. 

What makes us the best?

Patients love our one-on-one care they receive every visit.  Each patient receives personalized treatment based on a thorough evaluation.  The best treatment for low back pain is a personalized approach.  Every patient's problem can be different.  That means every patient can receive different treatments based on their specific problems identified during the evaluation.

If you are suffering from low back pain you should give us a call at 801-310-0851 (click the button below)

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

Fascial Distortion Model for LBP

We are the only physical therapy clinic in Utah that offers this type of examination and treatment for low back pain called fascial distortion model (FDM) is presently the most effective manual pain therapy. By means of body language and pain description the therapist is immediately in the position to pinpoint the problem and help the patient with manual techniques.

Research studies about the Fascial Distortion Model demonstrate that "FDM appears to be effective with regard to pain relief and functional improvement for LBP." 


FDM is especially suitable for pain within the musculoskeletal system. Now, many "known" therapy-resistant conditions (chronic pain patients) can be successfully treated with FDM.  Due to the quick therapy success, FDM has become very popular among athletes.  Presently FDM is the fastest growing form of therapy in Europe, where Dr. Knudsen received training.

We also use the DonTigny approach to low back pain. And advanced muscle testing that is based on Dr. Knudsen's training in London, England. We think it is the perfect combination of examination, manual therapy, and medical exercise to fix your back pain fast.

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