Physical therapists or physiotherapists work in sync with other doctors to treat patients with back pain. The physical therapists help the patients in recovering from the back pain and getting back to their routine physical activities.
Physiotherapists spend their time in helping patients learn some popular exercise routines which are specifically designed to reduce the back pain and help them in future to improve the health of the spine and maintain it.
The physical therapy will help you in learning positions and correct postures which can help in reduction of back pain you experience. One approach does not work for everyone. The physiotherapist designs a tailor-made exercise routine suited for your individual need, in which will be most comfortable and enjoyable to work out.
Some exercises which strengthen the back muscles will help you to arch your back. Patients suffering from back pain due to tear in ligaments or due to problems of vertebral discs get the benefit of reduced pressure on their discs by performing these back strengthening exercises.
Your physiotherapist may ask you to perform other techniques like lying prone for some minutes, standing extensions, press-ups or some other techniques. In the technique of lying prone, you may either be lying on the stomach with arms at sides with or without pillows for supporting the back.
For standing extension, the hands need to be placed on the back’s smaller part while standing and then you need to lean backwards. This position is to be held for about twenty seconds before the exercise is repeated again. For prone press-up, you have to lie on your stomach with palms near your shoulders. The shoulders then should be pushed slowly upwards, with the hips still down and then lowered slowly. The sequence can be repeated for a number of times you are comfortable with.
The physiotherapists will be able to teach you some methods or exercises for reducing the back pain but the onus of continuing the routine lies on you. The physiotherapists are appointed so that they make sure that the exercise routine they had suggested are being followed by their patients religiously. Many people may find sticking consistently to an exercise regimen difficult and boring, but in the long run the back and spine health will definitely improve, helping you to continue your day-to-day routine without any further problems. The advice of the physical therapist is always pivotal in back pain management and should be followed scrupulously.