Back Pain Relief with Physical Activity


Lower Back Pain Relief and Physical Activity, Stretching Exercise

Given the constant work hours and sitting position for the maximum hours of the day, and several other reasons a majority today faces constant back pain. It can be due to several medical reasons too, the most common being over excretions. Though can be very worrisome in itself, but there are many simple easy exercises at home which can help to relieve this pain.

Bringing an upright posture is the key. Mostly it is your wrong posture which initiates the pain. Just by sitting straight or by help of some support you can align your spine and help relieve the stress it faces. Your posture means a lot. Just by keeping a good posture you can relieve 50% stress off your back.

The nature has made our spine in such a way that it is designed to move. So helping it stretch can relieve the pain. But remember never to do it too much! It should be done gracefully. One should not exert himself too much that it causes pain. Stretches can be done by taking help from some instructor. After stretching as much as it is physically easy for you hold your stretches for a few seconds allowing your muscles and joints to relax, and then carefully let go. There are multiple stretching techniques few being; Back Flexion, Knee to Chest Flexion, Hip Stretching, Piriformis Muscle stretching, etc.

Yoga has since a very long time been a very healthy activity. It helps one relax. And relaxation reduces the stress! There are several yoga exercises which can help i.e. Supine Hamstring Stretch, Two KneeTwist etc.the details of which you can get from your personal physician.

Regular walking:
Walking is a moderate exercise. Remember to keep your back active but do not indulge in heavy strenuous activity, especially if you have a medical condition. Walking works out best since it brings your spine in a neutral position the way it was meant to be.

Medical consult:
Sometimes the back pain can be due to carrying heavy weight, dynamic movements and activities, disc slip and nerve damage. In these scenarios you must consult your MD as exercising may prove to damage the already weakened spine

To sum it up, any type of pain is basically your attitude towards it. Keeping a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle is the answer to a majority of questions in life. However, if the pain persists for a long period of time, it is strictly recommended to consult your doctor before perusing any self-treatment.


Lower Back Pain Treatment


lower back pain treatment

The American Chiropractic Association estimates that around 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain daily.  Those who suffer from this condition will look for medical, surgical, and therapeutic options to alleviate the pain and enable them to perform their daily tasks.  Chiropractors estimate that $50 million dollars a year is spent on treatment and therapies to combat this problem.  While there are surgical and invasive treatments, most people would prefer not to go that route.  Complementary therapists have developed many alternative therapies for lower back pain, some to treat the symptoms, others to address the cause.  One approach is to use manual manipulation or devices that will help to decompress the disks of the back and increase or open the flow of fluid into the spine.

Physical Therapy and Manual Manipulation

Some therapists address the muscles of the lower back while chiropractors use manual manipulation of the spine to adjust the bones and disks of the back.  Addressing the muscle tension will feel good temporarily, it doesn’t change the cause or root of the problem.  Back adjustments can help but they also require a lot of visits to the doctor and time off work.

Spine Decompression, Back Traction

Chiropractors tend to invest in the larger machines like the DRX9000 because they can adjust the spine more quickly than a table or mat.  However, more and more chiropractors and alternative therapy centers are investing in mats and tables because they are gentler method of reducing herniation.

DETENSOR® was created with the goal of correcting herniated disks.  We began with a simple design and improved upon it over time.  We have produced a mat that applies a maximum traction force of 18% in spine.  This force helps to increase fluid flow by stretching the spinal column and in turn massaging the connective tissues.