Back Pain Treatment: Physiotherapy

Here you are, on the computer to find out more about treating your back pain symptoms after trying bed rest, ice and hot packs, and those ineffective over the counter meds (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin). The acute phase of your symptoms has past, and you wallowing in your discomfort and wondering if you are going to feel like this forever. Albert Einstein said "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. " The medications didn't work, and just staying off your back has just not been getting the job done. Man, you can't just lay there in the bed, feeling sorry for yourself for the rest of your life. Unless your back is twisted into the shape of a question mark, or your body has some sort of deficiency making proteins, there is a lot you can do. (and there are treatments out there for you question mark people) Patients with back pain have responded well from various physiotherapy treatments to get them felling well and standing straight again. Here are some things you can do to get you back to your pre-back pain functioning.

Physiotherapy includes any types of exercise activities designed to increase your back pain symptoms and increase your mobility and functioning. Your physiotherapy program may include million dollar equipment used by world class athletes to cheap products that can be stored under the bed. The products that you use may not matter. What matters is that you keep your weight down, your core muscles strong, and your body flexible so that all your back related structures go into proper alignment. Common forms of physiotherapy include physical therapy, aerobic exercises on gym equipment, Pilates, yoga, and tai chi While some patients may despair at a lack of treatment options for their disease, back pain sufferers may sometimes have too many treatment options available to them. The list is almost limitless, and I won't list them all here, but here are some of the most common ones.

Stretching - Your bones, joints and muscles will not be able to move properly and maintain a correct alignment you are flexible enough to allow them to do so. People can actively improve their flexibility by exercising, and by stretching before and after exercise. Patient will receive an overall health benefit by a good stretching routine, as well as a specific back health benefit by stretching the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which support the spine. Sometimes we may even need exercise to tell the muscles to move and become more flexible, even when they are telling us that they don't want to move, as can happen in the acute stage of back pain. Stretching exercises that may benefit the related back tissues include the hamstring stretch, lateral flexion stretch, and flexion stretch.

Swimming - Swimming is a great low back pain exercise that stretches and strengthens the soft tissues associated with healthy back function. When it hurts, you may try to swim away your back pain troubles. Swimming is a great, low impact exercise that help people stretch out their vertebra and strengthen their back and abdominal muscles.