Physiotherapy for Back pain in Mulund, Mumbai
- Do you frequently suffer from back pain?
- Want to get rid of inefficient pain relievers?
Well, Physiotherapy can address all the above issues safely and effectively at affordable costs.
Visit us at Physio Fit Guru Physiotherapy Clinic in Mulund and get Physiotherapy for Back pain in Mulund, Mumbai from Dr. Ajay Yadav.
Dr. Ajay Yadav, the Founder of Physio Fit Guru, is a renowned Consulting Orthopaedic Sports Physiotherapist, Manual Therapists, and Fitness Consultant with 11+years of experience.
Since 2008 he has been practicing and providing a high standard of physiotherapy services, including physiotherapy for lower back pain.
Personally, Dr. Ajay is an extremely motivated and confident person with exceptional multitasking and healing skills.
Read on to learn about low back pain, physiotherapy for back pain, physical therapy types, and more.
Back or low back pain is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. It affects nearly 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime. Some studies revealed that up to 23% of the world’s adults suffer from chronic low back pain.
Low back pain is the pain and discomfort localized below the costal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds, with or without leg pain.
Low back pain has three subtypes based on the duration of the back pain:
- Acute low back pain : It is an episode of low back pain for less than six weeks.
- Sub-acute low back pain : Sub-acute low back pain occurs between 6 to 12 weeks.
- Chronic low back pain : Chronic low back pain exists for 12 weeks or more.
Back pain is a common condition affecting 8 out of 10 adults and is the number one reason for disability in the world. The intensity of pain differs from person to person. The back pain is considered chronic if it lasts for more than 12 weeks. People who suffer from back pain experience any combination of the following symptoms:
Back Pain Causes
What happens at the first visit with a physiotherapist?
When you first visit our physiotherapist, he will take your detailed medical history, ask you questions about any medical conditions you have, your lifestyle, and any medications you take.
Besides, he will also ask you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and what tends to trigger them. Next, he will do a detailed physical examination, including looking at how you move and how your back functions.
Our physiotherapist may also suggest trying one of the following manual therapies, i.e., ‘hands-on’ techniques. It will always be in combination with an exercise program.
In mobilization, our physiotherapist will perform slow, moderate movements to stretch your spine. It helps to return your back to its normal range of motion.
In manipulation, our physiotherapist will make a quicker thrusting action with their hands at a particular point of your spine. You might hear a ‘pop’ sound when they do this.
Physiotherapy for Back pain
Physiotherapy improves the movement and function of your joints and muscles. If you have back pain, physiotherapy can reduce it and get your back to normal mobility. Also, it can help you to make changes that reduce the chances of hurting your back again.
Our Physiotherapist uses a wide range of treatments and techniques to help with back pain, as well as offering advice on looking after your back.
Physiotherapy can be beneficial for various types of back pain. It may help with the following.
- Non-specific lower back pain where no specific cause such as an underlying medical condition or injury is identified.
- Sciatic pain that spreads from your back down your legs. A prolapsed disc may cause it. A prolapsed disc is a condition when a disc in your spine bulges out of its normal shape and presses on a nerve.
- Back pain is caused by the aging of the discs in your spine.
- Spinal stenosis is when the space around your spinal cord narrows, putting pressure on your spinal cord.
Types of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy aims to reduce pain, improve function, and provide guidance on a maintenance schedule to prevent further recurrences.
A physical therapy schedule for back pain has two components:
- Passive physical therapy
- Active physical therapy
Passive Physical Therapy
Our physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy. These therapies are considered passive as they are done to the patient. Examples of modalities include:
- Heat/ice packs
- TENS units
Active Physical Therapy
In addition to passive therapy, active physical therapy is also essential to rehabilitate your spine. Usually, a patient’s back exercise program should encompass a combination of the following:
- Stretching exercises for back pain : Almost every person who has experienced low back pain must stretch their hamstring muscles once or twice a day. Mild hamstring stretching does not take much time. Hence, hamstring stretching exercises are best performed at the same time daily. So, it becomes part of your routine.
- Strengthening exercise for back pain : Our physiotherapist suggests 15 to 20 minutes of dynamic lumbar stabilization to strengthen your back muscles. Core muscle strengthening is also significant in lower back pain treatment.
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning : Low impact aerobics are essential for long term pain reduction. There are many options available, such as walking, bicycling, swimming, or water therapy. Our physiotherapist advises aerobic exercise for 30 to 40 minutes weekly on alternate days from the strengthening exercises.
Even patients with a hectic schedule should maintain a moderate back pain exercise regimen that encompasses stretching, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning. These exercises suffice as physical therapy for back pain relief.
Frequently Asked Questions
Improving hip flexibility, core stability, and lengthening the back muscles by stretching can reduce lower back pain symptoms. However, if you have chronic back pain, the above stretches may help, but you may need additional treatment.
People with ongoing or recurrent episodes of lower back pain should consider the benefits of walking as a low-impact form of exercise. Aerobic exercises help reduce the incidence of low back pain.
In most back-pain cases, your back will heal itself, and staying active and continuing with your usual activities will naturally help to heal. Back pain will generally last from a few days to a few weeks. Pain that lasts longer clears typically up after about six weeks.