Registered Physiotherapy: can be a highly effective treatment options for both acute and chronic low back pain. Here are the benefits of physiotherapy for back pain:
- Pain relief: Best physiotherapy treatments should include; soft tissue therapy, stretching, and most important component is the exercise to relieve back pain and discomfort in the low back.
- Improved range of motion: Stiffness in the morning when you wake up? Physiotherapists are expert in bio-mechanics of human body (how the body moves). Through a range of exercises and active stretches, physiotherapy can help to improve the range of motion in the low back, reducing stiffness and increasing flexibility.
- Increased strength: Strengthening exercises will prevent the back pain or mid-back pain from keep coming back. Best physiotherapist in Mississauga will deliver a personalized treatment plan for each and every patient to eliminate and prevent back pain and low back injury.
- Improved posture: Poor posture can contribute to neck pain, headache and low back pain. Physiotherapy can correct postural imbalances, improve posture and promote overall health.
- Education and self-management: GMG Health and Wellness physiotherapists will educate and advice on how to manage low back pain, neck pain and/or shoulder pain on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, GMG physiotherapist will provide personalized treatment home exercise routine to maintain optimal health year-round.
- Reduced Reliance On Meds: physiotherapy for neck or low back pain will drastically reduce intake of anti-inflammatory and opioid medications.
- Improved quality of life: By reducing pain, decreasing medication intake and improving function, physiotherapy can help to improve quality of life for people with low back pain.
What Are The Best Physiotherapy Exercises That Can Help?
- McKenzie exercises: These exercises are specifically designed to reduce low back pain by strengthening core muscles, back muscles and reducing pressure on the affected area. The exercises involve extension movements and stabilizing exercises, which will reduce sciatica type pain.
- Core strengthening exercises: Strengthening the muscles of the core, including the abdominals and back muscles, can help to support the lower back and reduce pain. Examples of core strengthening exercises include planks, bridges, and bird Dogs.
- Flexibility exercises: Stretching exercises can help to reduce stiffness and increase flexibility in the lower back. Examples of flexibility exercises include hamstring stretches, hip flexor stretches, and spinal twists.
- Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise can help to improve overall fitness and reduce weight, which can reduce the load on the lower back. Low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming, or biking can be effective treatment for low back pain.
- Postural exercises: Poor posture can contribute to neck pain, shoulder pain and/or low back pain, properly designed exercise routine that focus on correcting postural imbalances can be used to reduce stress, neck and low back pain. Examples of postural exercises include wall angels and shoulder blade squeezes.
It’s important to note that the type and intensity of exercises may vary depending on the severity and cause of low back pain, so it’s important to consult with a registered physiotherapist to develop a personalised treatment plan.
How Long Will It Take for Me to Recover?
The recovery time for physiotherapy treatment of acute and chronic low back pain can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the severity of the condition, the underlying cause of the pain, and the patient’s overall health and fitness level. In general, acute low back pain can resolve within a few weeks with appropriate treatment, while chronic low back pain may require ongoing management to prevent flare-ups.
For acute (Recent) low back pain, physiotherapy treatment may involve several weeks of exercise, stretching, and other therapies such as massage or heat therapy. Patients may also be advised to modify their activities or take time off from work to allow the affected area to heal.
For chronic low back pain, treatment may be ongoing and patient may respond slower to the physiotherapy sessions. Chronic low back pain treatment should include combination of Physiotherapy, and lifestyle modifications such as, strengthening of weak muscles, improved posture, and stress reduction techniques.