After an episode of low back pain has lasted two or three weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, it is reasonable to consider physical therapy for back treatment.
The goals of a physical therapist are to decrease pain, increase function, restore normal movement, and prevent recurrences.
Some of the treatments used for back pain include, but are not limited to:
Massage therapy-Increases circulation to the affected area. There are several techniques and devices used in massage therapy.
Electrotherapy-This involves sending gentle electric currents through the skin to stimulate muscular contraction, increase muscle strength, and increase the flow of neurochemicals to the area.
Ultrasound-Sound waves used to penetrate the skin and cause soft tissue to vibrate; creating deep gentle heat that increases blood flow, relieves pain and inflammation, and reduces muscle spasms.
Exercises can also correct back problems, help prevent new ones, and relieve back pain, particularly after an injury. Proper exercise strengthens back muscles that support the spine and strengthens the abdomen, arms, and legs, reducing strain on the back. Exercise also strengthens the bones and reduces the risk of falls and injuries. It is essential to speak to a physical therapist or M.D. before starting an exercise program.
THERAPY1ONE works with specialists from all over the United States to provide extensive patient education and customized treatment plans specific to their injury to help get them back to the things they love to do.
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