Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions that people see their doctor for. Research says that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life. The problem is that often times people are given medications or injections that usually do not work. These treatment approaches just address the symptoms of the lower back pain and sciatica, not the root cause. At River City Physical Therapy we address the root cause of your lower back pain and sciatica so that you get fast results and lasting relief.

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Common Causes of Low Back Pain and Sciatica Include:

  • Bulging Disc

  • Pinched Nerve

  • Herniated Disc

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Sacral Iliac Joint Pain

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See what patients are saying about their Lower Back Pain treatment experience and results!

Guest Testimony

I was suffering from lower back pain for a few months and decided I needed professional help. I contacted Dr. Scotto and was very impressed with his initial in-depth consultation to better understand my pain and how best to treat the issue. My visits were very pleasant and Dr. Scotto was extensively informative with every action performed and helped me to better understand body mechanics. It took two sessions for full mobility to return to my lower back. I was able to continue my active lifestyle with confidence and PAIN-FREE. Thank you, Dr. Scotto. I would recommend friends and family to use Dr. Scotto – Mike P.

Testimonial Back Pain Guest 2

I came into River City Physical Therapy to see Nick because I had sudden, unexplained pain in my back that was so intense, I could hardly move and sometimes brought me to tears. I chose to see Nick at River City Physical Therapy because I already knew him from Church. Because he is an honest, virtuous man, I felt confident in his desire to want what was best for me to get better.  Also, he successfully helped my husband get better from an issue he’d been suffering from for years so I was impressed by Nick’s knowledge about the body and how to find and treat problems.  I experienced results from Nick’s therapy immediately. I shuffled into his office, stiff as a board and in much pain. I didn’t know what was wrong with me and I was scared I would always suffer from it. He asked some questions, he pushed on my back and was able to diagnose the source of my pain. He did some therapy with me and I was able to walk out of his office looser and with less pain.  With that first visit, I learned the source of my pain and what aggravates it. I was encouraged by his confidence and commitment to getting me better and by the exercises I learned. He saw me for 5 visits and I have been doing his exercises and I am definitely better, confident that I can live my everyday life without pain. I can now stand, walk, sit, and simply function without pain. I was in such pain before that I could not do my everyday necessities. I had pain dressing myself, nursing, sitting in a chair, standing to cook, caring for children, etc. Now I am back doing the things I need to do without the pain I had before.  I would definitely recommend Nick at River City Physical Therapy. Without him, I would still be trying to find a comfortable position to be in (which was very difficult) and missing out on life with my beautiful family. Nick is not only a great guy, who is good at listening and easy to talk to, but also a smart guy who understands the body so well that he can diagnose problems and give real solutions for them. – Cristi S

Back Pain Testimonial 3

I met Dr. Nick at a Low Back Pain presentation he was conducting.  I’ve been suffering on and off for 30 plus years with sciatica and other back, hip and leg pain due to herniated discs and other injuries.  I have tried orthopedics, chiropractors, and several medicines for treatment with varying degrees of relief, none of them permanent. I went to the presentation thinking sciatica had returned again, but Dr. Nick’s presentation changed my mind and I decided to go to him for physical therapy.  He was immediately able to pinpoint the cause, and after 4 weeks, 8 treatments, and a lot of specific site exercises, I’m about 95% pain-free.  Doing the exercises not only stopped the sharp stabbing pain that went down my leg several times/day, but it also stopped the dull, achy weakness feeling in my low back and butt.  There have even been a couple days where I’ve been running late and didn’t do the exercises, and even those days have been pain-free. Obviously, I’ve been well pleased with Dr. Nick’s results.  I’ll probably go back to him to see if he can do anything for my arthritic shoulder.  This getting old is not much fun!! – Mike E.