Back Pain


The back and spine are designed to provide a great deal of strength because it protects the highly sensitive spinal cord and nerve roots. Along with strength, your back is designed to be flexible, providing for mobility in all directions.


While back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of back pain vary greatly between people and conditions. Your back is an intricate structure of interconnected and overlapping structures including:

• Tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues

• Highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the spine down into the legs and feet

• Small and complex vertebral facets that allow for joint movement

• Spinal discs between vertebral segments to absorb forces through your back


Approximately 23% of the population experiences low back pain!


A study by Fritz and Child’s states “Early physical therapy timing was associated with decreased risk of advanced imaging, additional physician, surgery, injections, and medications.” Additionally, total medical costs for Low Back Pain were $2,736.23 lower for patients receiving early physical therapy.


What types of treatment for back pain does Good Life Physical Therapy provide?


Manual Therapy

Active Release Technique (ART)

Functional Dry Needling (FDN)


Fascia and Muscle Restriction Alleviation

Therapeutics Exercises and Activities

Strength and Conditioning

Modalities - for pain control and inflammation/tightness



*All treatments will be completed after evaluation and based on diagnosis and determination from physical therapist.*





Eastown Clinic

1331 Lake Dr. SE, Suite 105

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Phone: 616-248-9842

Fax: 616-248-9848

Centerpoint Clinic

2500 E. Beltline Ave. SE, Suite J

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone: 616-855-6588

Fax: 616-248-9848