Your best option for treatment when dealing with back pain is physical therapy. Physical therapy is not just about the best way to exercise your sore back or how to stretch your muscles, it could involve acupuncture, massage therapy or IFC (Interferential current) to just name a few.
There are two types of physical therapy, there are things that can be done to you to help make you feel better, these are called passive physical therapy techniques and then there are those that you can do for yourself,...
When you have become injured in some way, most times your doctor will advise you to exercise and stretch the back muscles. This does not mean they want you to go out and do any type of back exercises and stretches though!
What is ROM, AROM, and AAROM?
There is a form of exercises called ROM (range of motion) exercises which are used to keep the muscles and joints in your back strong and flexible. These exercises can be done on your own, or with a physical therapist. If you are doing these exercises...
Physical therapy can be your best chance at reducing the amount of back pain you feel. While medication can help in the short term to reduce pain, you still need to think about the future and work towards the goal of being back pain free weeks, months, or even years from now.
Physical therapy is not just about stretching techniques and exercise. There are many other facets of physical therapy that most do not think of.
Passive Physical Therapy
Best used when there is an acute injury....