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Bangkok Physiotherapy Center | Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Bangkok Physiotherapy Center | Treatments for Lower Back Pain

What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower Back Pain is pain in the back of the body that occurs below the ribcage. The pain can range from a stabbing or shooting sensation to a pain so severe that you are unable to stand, move, or even sneeze. Pain that occurs suddenly is known as “acute”. This might occur as the result of sudden movement, or using the wrong posture to lift a heavy object. If the pain has lasted longer than 3 months, it is considered “chronic”, and chronic back pain needs treatment and therapy.

Most chronic lower back pain needing treatment results from injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints or discs. Lower back pain generally occurs to those in the age group of 30-50 due to the changes that occur in the body with aging. As you age, there is a reduction in the fluid content between the vertebrae and spine, and this results in the discs in the spine being more easily irritated.

You also lose some muscle tone as you age, which makes the back more prone to injury. This is why strengthening your back muscles, using good body mechanics, and enlisting the help of BPC professionals are great ways to ensure your back stays strong. BPC offers lower back pain treatment in Bangkok performed by qualified physios.

The common causes for lower back pain could be from the following activities:
Heavy Lifting
Impact Sports
Recreation
Bad Posture
Sports Strains
Repetitive Strains

Causes in your everyday life

  • Muscle strain – from heavy lifting or vigorous activity.
  • Everyday movement – sitting at a desk all day, wrong posture while lifting or pulling, sudden movement.
  • Lifting a bag often – lifting heavy bags or lifting bags on one side only causes an imbalance in the body with the weight often falling onto one shoulder.
  • Workout or exercise injuries – sports that use repetitive impact (e.g running, football, basketball), twisting motions (e.g. golf, badminton, tennis), or weight loading (e.g. weight lifting).
  • Personal posture – incorrect sitting or slouched positions very often lead to chronic pain that patients just accept as part of their life.
  • Lack of exercise and strengthening – our back is used daily, but we often choose to ignore the fact that it gets weaker as we age.

Scientific Reasons for the pain:

  • Herniated nucleus pulposus is a condition in which part or all of the soft, gelatinous central portion of an intervertebral disc is forced through a weakened part of the disk, resulting in back pain and nerve root irritation.
  • Spondylosis is a type of arthritis spurred by wear and tear to the spine. It happens when discs and joints degenerate, when bone spurs grow on the vertebrae, or both. These changes can impair the spine’s movement and affect the nerves and other functions.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones.
  • Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness, and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).

BPC’s 4 step process was established by our team of expert physiotherapists to best guide you through a successful recovery while empowering patients to take charge of their health through our personalized exercise program.

Road To Recovery
REDUCE Pain

The first step in recovering is to take away instant pain. We will use our state of the art machines including ultra sound, laser and shockwave machines to take away your discomfort and pain that your muscles are experiencing. This will then allow your body the ability to relax, to be able to get back to its full function.

RELAX Muscle

Using manual therapy, our therapists will use their ‘hands on’ clinical massage to loosen and improve the mobility of the joints, soft tissues and nerves. This will unbind your tense muscles and eventually provide the mobility leading to increased range of motion.

RANGE Increase

Once your muscles are loosened, our therapists will work on increasing your range of motion which will allow the no longer painful joint or muscle to extend closer to its full range. Doing this with our therapists involves moving in the correct direction, speed and technique to prevent any further complications. While you get stronger, it will lead to our recovery phase of exercising.

RECOVERY

To complete the process, we will work on the correct form technique, and exercises with you to make sure that your pains and complications do not return, so that you can live a healthier and happier life, physically and mentally, spending more time with your loved ones.

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