Personally tailored exercises offer relief for patients with lower back pain

Source : University of East Finland Study February 17, 2017 Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the lower back. This combination reduced the disability experienced by patients and significantly improved their functional ability. A personally tailored exercise programme was more beneficial for patients than a generic one, and the treatment results also persisted at a 12-month follow-up. Movement...

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Physiotherapist treat back problem with Accupressure

written by Mathew Horton Published by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK. People suffering from a bad back can benefit from physiotherapists administering acupressure to the affected area. This is the belief of Cabella Lowe, professional head of physiotherapy at Nuffield Health, who said that this technique can provide people with much needed relief when it comes to a sore back. She notes that physiotherapists have a number of different ways in which this problem can be treated, but that acupressure on the parts of the body which are in distress can prove to be beneficial in the long...

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Sit Up Straight….Your Back Thanks You

Extracted from a New York Times medical article EVERYONE wants to avoid back trouble, but surprisingly few of us manage to escape it. Up to 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, and each year 15 percent of all adults are treated for such problems as herniated discs, spinal stenosis or lumbar pain. But back pain is notoriously difficult, and expensive, to remedy. “The treatments are varied, and we don’t have great science showing what works best for particular patients,” said Brook I. Martin, an instructor of orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth Medical...

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Be gentle when coping with back pain

Extracted from Chartered Society of Physiotherapy articel By Megan Smith Back pain can be a common complaint for many people but an expert has offered some helpful advice to cope with this problem. Cabella Lowe, professional head of physiotherapy at Nuffield Health, stressed the importance of being “gentle” when a person is suffering with a bad back. Ms Lowe explains that those afflicted should ease themselves into treatment by having a hot bath to relieve the pain and take the sort of painkillers that they would normally take for a headache. At a time of year when many people...

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Back pain can be caused by lack of exercise

Extracted from Chartered Society of Physiotherapy article written by Megan Smith Failing to exercise on a regular basis could result in back pain, according to research by two UK institutes. People looking to shed a few pounds may look to hit the gym and join in physical activity but at times it can seem likes a chore. However, a survey by Arthritis Research UK and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has found that exercising is key to preventing back pain. Even those who take part in physical activity could also run the risk of contracting these problems as the organisation found...

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Physical Therapy Benefits For Back Pain

By: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD Extracted from Spine-Health       After an episode of low back pain has lasted between two and six weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, it is reasonable to consider back pain exercises and physical therapy for back treatment. (Some spine specialists consider back exercise and physical therapy sooner, particularly if the pain is severe.) In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further...

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