Low back pain or Back Pain most common and most frequently occurring disability issue in everyday life. Pain may range from mild and infrequent to severe and constant.
Back pain can affect any age for different reasons. Older people have higher chances of getting back pain due to factors such as occupation and degenerative diseases.
Back pain can be a result of any unusual changes in the bones of lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine, lower back muscles, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area. Damage to any of this components can result from strain, medical conditions, poor postures etc.
Most frequent cause of back pain due to activities like lifting something that is too heavy and in an improper manner, sometimes making an abrupt movement causing strain. This leads to muscle spasms and may damage disc too.
Infection in the spine such as tuberculosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, kidney infections can also causes back pain as a symptom.
Analgesics, NSAIDs, Muscle Relaxants are the most commonly prescribed medication to relieve back pain associated symptoms. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken orally or can be injected in the spine in some cases to reduce inflammation at a faster rate.
The goals of physiotherapy for patients suffering from different types of back pain are to reduce pain and associated symptoms with modalities and exercises programs, to increase functioionality of back to improve efficiency in carrying out daily activities and maintenance program to prevent reoccurrence of the similar problems in future
Heating Pads, Short waves diathermy, TENS, IFT, electrical stimulation, ultrasound are various modalities used in different conditions ascending to the site and type of pain experienced. These modalities relieve pain and relax muscles, reducing spasm and stiffness in back making it much easy to move in its range.
It is beneficial in herniated disc cases in which traction helps in decompression of the spinal nerves relieving pain as well as tingling or numbness like sensations too. It also helps in lengthening the spine and stretching surrounding muscles for better alignment of spine preventing further complications on the back.
Exercises helps in to recover back pain problems and prevent or minimize future flare-ups of back pain. Lumbar spine stability is also dependent on supporting abdominal and low back musculature. Front support to the spinal column is given by abdominal and core muscles while back support is given by the low back muscles.
According to the condition, exercises for back pain can be flexion based extension based. A combination of stretching and strengthening program is necessary to provide relief for muscle pain, maintain normal range of motion, and relieve spasm. For maintenance of the improved function of the spine, abdominal and lower extremity strengthening is useful and has more faster effect in betterment of the patients.
Dynamic stabilization exercises can improve range, weight bearing capacity, as well as balance in the body function.
Dr. Vigil V. Kavanal, is one of the best Physiotherapist in Mumbai. He uses advanced physiotherapy treatment to relieve from pain. With his treatment many patients got relief from pain such as Joint Pain, Knee Pain, Back Pain, Post Operation Treatment.
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