Physiotherapy For Back Pain

Physiotherapists are experts who help people treat physical pain and injury. They assist with pain relief and use specific techniques to help the healing process. There are many new technologies that a physiotherapist can use to address symptoms for improvement, heal completely and injury and eliminate pain.

One of the most common problems that people are faced with is back pain. This is so common that 8 of 10 people experience it at some time in their lives. Such a pain may be severe or not, but generally it’s not such a serious problem. Back pain manifests in many ways:

• Localized pain is felt in the lower back, above the tailbone and butt
• Radiating pain is felt when there’s pain in the back as well as down the leg or foot; it can also manifest in the form of numbness and/or tingling and is caused by irritated nerves; referred pain results from life
• Referred pain is when symptoms occur in the leg

Often, back pain results from sitting too much, lifestyle factors, bending and lifting improperly and also when being in poor physical condition. Based on a physiotherapist examination, the treatment options include:

Manual Therapy or hands-on mobilization of the joints in your back. It relieves stiffness and improves movement of the joints and muscles of your spine.

Movement exercises
that restore motion and decrease radiating or referred pain. Specialists use a method called McKenzie.

Progressive strengthening exercises that focuses on core stability and endurance.

The consultation includes:

At this first appointment the physio will usually discuss and agree with you achievable goals and a suitable back pain management programme. Physios play a key role in promoting active healthy lifestyles and preventing recurrence of injury or illness. A detailed assessment noting the type of pain, how it occurred, what makes it better and what makes it worse will allow the physiotherapist to prescribe the right treatment option for you.

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