Chronic back pain may be relieved by special physiotherapy

by Medindia Content Team on  April 20, 2005 at 11:56 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Chronic back pain may be relieved by special physiotherapy
A specially designed form of physiotherapy is all set to provide relief to patients suffering from severe back pain due to spinal disc protrusions, spinal canal stenosis, or narrowing, or other disc diseases.

The physiotherapy method is called Souchard's global postural re-education and consists of stretching, and strengthening of paraspinal and muscles of the abdominal wall that will lead to correction of posture and decompression of the spinal cord. Researchers are of the opinion these muscles become weak and shortened by stress and overuse and cause the back pain.

For most of the patients suffering from lower back pain or neck pain, treatment is often in the form of physiotherapy, oral and intramuscular/intravenous anti-inflammatory medications, acupuncture, epidural injections and rest. This is the time when patients are reported to have lower pain and more physical fitness that had made them enjoy the things they could not do previously because of the backaches.

Researchers feel that if the procedure could consistently bring relief to the people who are suffering from back pains without the help of medication and surgery, it will be a major breakthrough for patients as well as medical care providers.

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I'm a 45 year old female,who was a triathlete and marathon runner for a good 15 years.Unfortunately for the past 5 years I have been suffering with severe degenerative disk disease,facet arthritis,bulging disks in both lumbar and cervical regions,as well as spinal stenosis,and scoliosis.Needless to say I'm dealing with a great deal of pain.I have tried conventional physical therapy and could not tolerate the pain.I have also been to a few neurosurgeons as well as a top spinal surgeon,and all have agreed that my condition is past the point of present day surgeries.My doctors have finally found a good medication regiment,through trial and error,and I am now some what comfortable due to these medications.The doctors and I have discussed Physiotherapy but I'm a little hesitant,due to having poor results with Physical therapy.What should I do?
ToryB Thursday, June 4, 2009

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