Friday, May 20, 2005

Back Pain Explained Along With Back Pain Relief Options

Back Pain Explained Along With Back Pain Relief Options
By Rich Lauro MAT, MES In nearly 90% of cases lower back pain can be effectively treated, by adhering to a given period of activity modification and medication that is taken to relieve the lower back pain and reduce the inflammation. Studies show that light activity speeds up the healing and recovery from pain in your back though a brief period of rest may be helpful to decrease the magnitude of the pain. Once the initial pain in your back has eased, a rehabilitation program is suggested to increase muscle strength and endurance in the lower back and abdominal muscles as well as some stretching exercises to increase flexibility. They are as follows: Strengthening: It is thought that lower back pain is less likely to occur if back strengthening is accomplished. Lower back pain that lasts for a long time should be treated with proper strengthening treatment to prevent a recurring cycle of pain in your lower back and weakness. One of them is Muscle Activation Techniques, which is a bodywork technique using a systematic approach to identifying and treating muscular imbalances that relate to back injury. The muscle activation technique addresses the component of muscle weakness as a cause for limitations in joint range of motion. Stretching: May cause more harm than good. It is critical to prepare the body for certain stretches. The MAT evaluation process those this by making sure all muscles are functioning properly and by ensuring that other muscles do not shut down. When pain in your lower back is caused due to an injured back then the pain in your lower back is coupled with some stiffness. Therefore, it is required to increase movement in order to have fast recovery from lower back pain. Stretching exercises should focus on achieving flexibility and elasticity in the disc, muscles, ligaments, and tendons only if the body is prepared for such stretches. Additionally, it is important to activate and strengthen muscles not directly involved with the injured area, such as the abdominal's and hip muscles. Low-impact aerobic conditioning: Conditioning through low-impact aerobic exercise is very important for both rehabilitation and maintenance of the lower back and thereby decreasing the possibility of pain in your lower back. Aerobically fit patients will have fewer instances of lower back pain. Well-conditioned patients are also more likely to maintain their regular routine, whereas patients with chronic lower back pain who do not work on aerobic conditioning are likely to gradually lose their ability to perform everyday activities. Low impact aerobic exercises that help people with lower back pain include: Continuous walking at a sustained pace for a minimum of twenty minutes is required to provide aerobic conditioning thereby, having considerable impact on the pain in your lower back. Water therapy provides a gentle form of conditioning as the water alleviates gravity and provides buoyancy as well as mild resistance. This is an effective method to decrease pain in your lower back. Stationary biking provides aerobic conditioning with minimal impact on the spine and thereby not aggravating the lower back pain. The exercises coupled with the Muscle Activation Techniques can drastically improve flexibility, strength, endurance, and control. Depending on the injury and exercise preferences, one may prefer different techniques. The best long-term treatment for pain in your lower back is an active prevention program of maintaining physical condition. Exercise in a controlled, gradual, and progressive manner is the only way we can tell whether there is less of pain in your lower back and our body has healed. If a lower back pain problem has persisted for many weeks, the body is demonstrating that there are barriers to the healing process that need to be eliminated. If you'd like to see what's going on with your body,visit us at http://www.sports-injury-solutions.com and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.


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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 7:38:42 PM
Content source: Manual Entry

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