Previously associated with old age, lower back pain is now common across all age-groups and is a consequence of the hectic lifestyle we follow.
While the intensity varies from person to person, and sometimes it even goes away on its own, at other times the pain lingers, returns or worsens and it is then that the road to recovery stretches longer.
How does Physiotherapy help in Lower Back Pain?
At times back pain may be diagnosed and treated with elaborate treatments. But now physiotherapy is fast becoming a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to relax the muscles.
Let us take a look at some common ways in which physiotherapy can relieve you from that persisting pain.
1) The first step that your physiotherapist will focus on is managing the pain and reducing the inflammation. Depending on the condition, they will use hot and cold fomentation to gradually restoring muscle movement.
2) Restoring normal range of motion is the next focus of physical therapy. This will ease the stiffness around the back muscles to allow you to move and bend comfortably. Pilates is an extremely useful therapy in easing the spasm and rebuilding the muscle strength to prevent further damage.
3) Depending on your lifestyle and overall routine, physiotherapy will create a fitness plan to help you manage the muscular strength on a daily basis so that it comes into the flow of your activities of daily living.
4) The rehabilitation program will be designed customized to the pressure points of your body – like for athletes whose spinal cord bears most of the pressure, physiotherapy focuses on strengthening exercises for the spine.
Therefore, the four phases of overall treatment are thus: 1) pain relief, 2) restoring normal range of motion and strengthening the muscles, 3) restoring full function, and then finally, 4) preventing recurrence through regular core exercises for the lower back.
It is important to understand that physiotherapy is a step-wise process to restore muscular movement and strength and hence requires consistent exercising first with the physiotherapist and then on your own to promote easier and better recovery.
Physiotherapy at Home: Making a Difference
Since back pain can really hamper your daily routine, undergoing physiotherapy can be challenging if availed through an external service provider. Not only will it require you to travel to the centre and cause major pressure on already aching back muscles, but will also compromise on the recovery.
Even if you use a comfortable mode of transport to travel to the physiotherapy centre, exposure to jerks on the road can cause damage to the already swollen tissues of the sensitive muscles around the origin of the back pain.
In such a scenario, home services come to your rescue and with HealthCare atHOME’s professionally trained physiotherapists, you can relax in the comfort of your home as they tactfully cure your lower back pain. Cost effective and easily accessible, HealthCare atHOME’s physiotherapy services for lower back pain consists of standardized exercise regime coordinated in consultation with your doctor if required.
You can avail the physiotherapy service by calling the toll free number 1800-102-4224
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