PHYSIO POST #1
Low back pain is one of the most common afflictions in our society. Back pain ranges from mild pain (with activities) to extreme pain (that cannot seem to find a comfortable position to be in), from a sharp catching pain to dull ringing ache, from centralized pain at the lower back to radiating pain and even numbness, pins and needles down the legs.
It is important to be able to differentiate between these presentations and manage the pain accordingly. The following sequence of therapy helps with long term pain relief.
Mobilisation & manual therapy: Significant effect to restore restricted mobility between the spinal vertebrae. This aids to reduce pain, muscle spasm and stiffness.
Spinal Decompression therapy:
This Technique utilizes slow sustained Decompressive (Pull) force on the Disc – for discherniation – to facilitate the healing of the ruptured or prolapsed disc.
Scores back care program -a Core Stabilization program:
Many patients may feel better after initial back pain with traditional treatment but their symptoms can return within a few days. As a side effect of the recurrent back pain, these muscles become weak and do not get activated as efficiently resulting in loss of appropriate back curvature and thereby causing increased stress on the spine.
SCORES use a combination of Real-time Ultrasound to see the muscles in action and with Achievo Stabiliser one learns the correct activation of these muscles.