Low Back Pain (LBP) is a common problem that affects millions of people around the globe every year. The condition usually occurs due to injury, muscle strain, or degenerative diseases like arthritis.
Are you suffering from LBP or other musculoskeletal problems? If yes, then physiotherapy might be able to help you recover faster.
A physiotherapist specializes in helping patients overcome their injuries or conditions through exercise and rehabilitation. They usually focus on improving movement patterns and muscle strength.
Why seeing a Physiotherapist for Low Back Pain (LBP) makes sense
Seeing a physiotherapist for low back pain makes sense because they are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Physiotherapists have the knowledge and experience to assess your condition, identify the root cause of your pain, and develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. In addition, they can provide hands-on treatments such as massage, joint mobilization, and stretching.
How we treat Low Back Pain (LBP) at Action Physiotherapy
At Action physiotherapy, we understand that low back pain can be debilitating and significantly impact your quality of life. That's why we offer a range of treatments to help you manage your pain and get back to living your life.
Our experienced physiotherapists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Types of back pain that may benefit from Physiotherapy
- Axial back pain - This type of back pain is caused by a problem in the spine itself, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis.
- Muscle strain - Muscle strain can occur due to overuse or sudden movements that put too much stress on the muscles.
- Sciatica - a condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and into each leg. It is characterized by pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected area. Various conditions, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and pregnancy, can cause sciatica.
- Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to become weak and brittle. It can lead to back pain due to fractures or vertebrae compression.
- Post-surgical pain and healing - Your body needs time to heal and adjust to the changes after surgery. Physiotherapy can help you regain strength and mobility, reduce pain, and improve overall function.
Therapeutic exercises for Low Back Pain (LBP)
1. Core-strengthening exercises are designed to strengthen your abdomen and back muscles. These exercises can help improve posture, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries.
2. Lumbar stabilizing exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles in your lower back, which can help reduce pain and improve posture. These exercises focus on strengthening the core muscles that support your spine.
3. Stretching improves flexibility, reduces muscle tension, and increases the range of motion. Stretching can also help to reduce back pain and improve posture.
4. Low-impact aerobic exercises such as walking, swimming, or biking can help strengthen your back and abdomen muscles while improving cardiovascular health.
3. Postural correction involves correcting poor posture habits contributing to back pain. Your physiotherapist can provide you with specific exercises and stretches to
Duration of a Physiotherapy program for Low Back Pain (LBP)
The duration of a physiotherapy program for low back pain will depend on the severity of the condition and the individual's goals. Generally, treatment may last anywhere from 6-12 weeks. During this time, your physiotherapist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that includes therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, and lifestyle modifications to help reduce pain and improve function.
Physiotherapy can effectively treat various types of low back pain, including axial, muscle strain, sciatica, osteoporosis, and post-surgical pain and healing. In addition, therapeutic exercises such as core strengthening, lumbar stabilizing, stretching, low-impact aerobic exercises, and postural correction can help reduce pain and improve function.
Our experienced physiotherapists at Action Physiotherapy understand that low back pain can negatively impact an individual's quality of life, productivity, and overall health. We can assist you in treating back pain by offering a holistic and comprehensive treatment approach.