Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain | Scandinavian Physiotherapy Blog

Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain

August 29, 2018

Do you want to know how physiotherapy for lower back pain works? If yes, read on to learn more. You probably have suffered from back pain at least once in your life. According to statistics, it is not just the old ones who are experiencing back pain in the UAE, but also about 60% of young adults too. That number is also seen to be increasing during recent years.

Among the different modes of treatment for back pain is called physiotherapy. Physiotherapists have the right training and solid background in assessing, preventing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders and illnesses.

When you visit one of the physiotherapy clinics in Dubai, the first thing a physiotherapist will do is to conduct a comprehensive and quick assessment of your signs and symptoms. The physiotherapist will ask a few questions to learn about the nature of your chief complaint. He will assess when the pain began, its pain scale, and possible cause. Another point of interest would be your medical history and current health condition.

The physiotherapist also conducts a complete examination of your spine as well as other parts of your body to determine other areas that might be adding or causing your lower back pain. The physiotherapist will suggest discussing with a doctor other diagnostic procedure such as X-ray and lab tests to pinpoint the exact problem.

Once a diagnosis is made, the physiotherapist discusses the appropriate course of action with the patient. The physiotherapist may use one or a combination of different physiotherapy methods to deal with the chronic lower back pain.

Manual or manipulative therapy is the skillful handling of your bones, joints, and muscles to “release” your pain. It helps in improving the range of motion of your back and encourage the proper movement of your joints.

Another method physiotherapists might use is acupuncture. With the use of needles, the physiotherapist stimulates deep fibres and pressure points in your back muscles. This sends signals to your central nervous system and thereby, decreasing pain perception.

Aside from manipulative therapy and acupuncture, habit training is also employed. A physiotherapist teaches you how to improve posture, control core muscles, and perform proper body mechanics. Habit training does not just relieve pain, but also prevent future back problems.

Finally, strength-building exercises could also be part of physiotherapy for lower back pain. The physiotherapist guides you on how to perform specific exercises to help relieve your lower back discomforts. The workout should also focus on strengthening back and core muscles.

There is more to know about physiotherapy for back pain. To get more information, you may call or visit us here at Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center. We have some of the most experienced, skilled, and dedicated physiotherapists who will improve your back pain.