Gary from Alberta asks: I have very frequent lower back pain. What can I do to stop the pain that ends up as acute muscle spasms and immobilizes me??
Mechanical back pain is a very common problem, affecting most adults at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, for some, this pain can become chronic and difficult to manage. Aside from medications, a proper rehabilitation program is essential in the treatment of back pain. Physiotherapy – where a person learns exercises for range of motion, stretching, and strengthening of back muscles – can have real impact over time. It is a pro-active approach, hopefully lessening or eliminating flares of pain in the future. It only works if patients are persistent with it, putting the time in at home on a regular basis with the exercises they were taught by their rehab specialist.
Posted: January 24, 2015
Tagged: back pain