Lower back pain often strikes when you least expect it, which is why you need quick, easy access to care. Physical therapists at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) have direct access certification, meaning we can treat you without a physician referral. You may continue working with our therapists for up to 30 days. Find out more about orthopaedic physical therapy.
When surgery is necessary, we use sophisticated procedures to repair structures in your lower back through tiny incisions. AHN is often among the first programs in western Pennsylvania offering these minimally invasive technologies. Patients typically experience safer, more precise care and a quicker return to their favorite activities. Find out more about our Spine Division.
Many conditions can cause lower back pain, including:
You may find pain relief through nonsurgical treatments. We consider the diagnosis along with the results of any previous treatments to develop a care plan that’s right for you. Your treatment may include: