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How to Reduce Back Pain with Biokinetic Services
Back pain is considered a chronic condition which people experience differently. With professional biokinetic therapy you can find individuated relief from back pain and improve your quality of life and continue with your individual daily activities.
The Causes of Back Pain
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience with the potential to do actual tissue damage. In general, pain is a warning sign. It is our bodies’ alarm bell to tell us to protect against or relieve some form of injury.
Back pain is not a disease but a collection of symptoms that is usually acute and self-limited. Coping with back pain is the biggest obstacle to improvement and heroic treatments (that ultimately fail to help and may even be harmful) should be avoided. Back pain is both a major cause of temporary disability and a challenge to medical and surgical treatment decision makers.
Back pain can be rooted in different structures within the back like the bones, discs, ligaments, nerves, tendons or other tissues. Back pain is realistically just a symptom of the problem your body is attempting to make you aware of. It is often caused by a mechanical dysfunction either due to sudden trauma or repetitive strain over a period of time. Contributing factors to back pain such as poor posture, excessive stresses and wear and tear will not only aggravate the pain but may even be the root cause.
A lack of physical activity and prolonged bouts of sitting in a car, in front of the TV or at a desk, can worsen these symptoms. A Biokineticist will assess your medical history, posture, movements, muscles and joints to determine the source of pain and will advise you on the best course of action to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with degenerative conditions and injuries.
Common Forms of Back Pain:
- Lower back pain
- Stiffness in the neck and back
(especially in the mornings)
- Bending over and not being able
to straighten your body again (at least not painlessly)
- Pain spreading down from the
back to the buttocks and back of the legs
The Biokineticist will prescribe specific exercises, based on the findings in the assessment, to address the contributing factors of your back pain, for example, poor muscle control, poor posture, lower back or hip instability, muscle weakness, etc.
How Bio Kinetic Services Can Reduce Back Pain
Back pain is considered acute when it comes on suddenly but goes away within a few days or weeks. This could be due to a multitude of factors, but knowledge is power and knowing how to manage your pain should it return is incredibly valuable.
Chronic back pain is identified as pain lasting longer than three months. This is the case even if pain only presents itself long after an injury was sustained.
Your Biokineticist will after careful evaluation determine the contributing factors to your back pain and should not only address the muscle imbalances, weaknesses and instability but should also be able to advise you on the following:
- Improve your posture
- Examine your shoes
- Sit correctly
- Get support in your car
- Do not lift heavy objects/ If
you have to; get your technique right!
- Be aware of how you move (It is
a good idea to stay active as this prepares your body for movement)
- Correct mattress and sleeping
- Not too many pillows
- Watch your weight
- EXERCISE for life!
If you are suffering from chronic back pain and have yet to find relief contact Jacky Hattingh to discover how you can begin to reduce your back pain today.