If you have back pain—whether it’s from a car accident, injury, or strain from daily activities—physiotherapy can restore mobility and function of the joints and muscles in your back, as well as reduce the pain. It can also help you make physical changes in your posture and movements to strengthen your body and reduce the chances of hurting your back again. Here are some different types of physiotherapy exercises and back pain treatments that can help you restore movement in your back.
Back pain can turn from being a minor discomfort to causing significant problems and hindering your ability to perform your daily routine. There are different types of back pain including non-specific lower back pain, sciatic pain, pain caused by degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis. These cases vary in severity, and although there are medications to reduce inflammation and pain, the best natural method for healing is to seek physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can help you get relief from your back pain, without medication so you can get back to your normal routine.
Aside from exercises and stretches that you can perform with the help of your physiotherapist or on your own, they may also suggest some hands-on techniques. Your physiotherapist can manipulate the injured area with their hands to correct any misalignments in the spine or they make guide your body in gentle movements to stretch out your spine and return your back to its normal range of motion. It’s also common to use hot or cold treatments, ultrasound/laser treatment, and other manual techniques to treat the area.
Sometimes, the cause of injury in our muscles and joints is due to weakness. Strength training builds your muscles, preventing future pain and injury. This aspect may be suggested by your physiotherapist, but it depends on the type of injury you have.
Stretching is a very important part of your treatment plan. It helps improve flexibility in your spine and the muscles surrounding it, and will reduce any tension in the area. For stretching to be most effective, you will need to do them everyday.
Aerobic exercise is a great way to get your heart rate up. This is one of the most important parts of any treatment program. Aerobic exercises can help you relieve any stiffness you may have in the area and will keep you mobile. As a bonus, it helps you manage your weight and gives your overall well-being a boost.
At MedRehab Group, we will work with you to treat your back pain, whether it’s from an injury, strain, or chronic illness. We serve clients in Brampton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Toronto, Richmond Hill/Maple, Vaughan, Woodbridge, and Pickering and strive to do our best to meet our clients’ expectations. Contact us at 1-888-409-4058 to learn more about our physiotherapy in Richmond Hill and book your first consultation to treat your back pain.
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