Three Ways to Reduce Back Pain

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Back pain is one of the most common injuries amongst the population, with the average person likely to experience it sometime in their life. However, back pain can often be a symptom of a more serious condition and there is a huge variety of factors which can cause it. For some, back pain is acute and infrequent

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Three Ways to Reduce Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common injuries amongst the population with the average person likely to experience it sometime in their life. However back pain can often be a symptom of a more serious condition and there is a huge variety of factors which can cause it. For some back pain is acute and infrequent for others it is completely debilitating and can prevent them from carrying out their typical daily tasks. Back pain can be prevented in a variety of ways and a physio based in Como can provide you with a program to reduce your existing pain and to avoid the onset of a more serious injury in the future. Core Strength Core strength refers to the combined strength of the various muscles that comprise your core region including your abdominals hip muscles hamstrings and selected spinal muscles. These muscles act as a support for your spine and if they are not strong your spine will not be adequately supported during your daily activities and exercises. This can lead to impact and overcompensation which causes back pain experienced while sitting standing and moving. By training your various core muscles you will build a solid foundation to prevent strain on your spine. Keeping your body strong works to protect your back and avoid the onset of injury and pain. Our Como Physiotherapy services can help you learn which core exercises you require to build your strength and tackle the incidence of back pain. Posture Incorrect posture when sitting standing driving and exercising can all lead to the onset of back pain and potential injury. Our spines naturally contain three curves located at the back of our necks and at both our mid and lower backs. These curves should be comfortably maintained particularly when sitting for long periods in order to avoid pain stiffness and soreness. When standing ensure you are standing straight with your gaze forward and even weight placed on both feet. When sitting ensure your knees and hips are in line with each other and that your feet touch the floor using a footstool if required. Stretching Back pain can often result from tightness experienced by various muscles of the back which can be relieved through performing stretches. Stretching works to reduce discomfort in muscles which are otherwise tight whilst also increasing blood flow to the area of pain to encourage repair and the delivery of much-needed nutrients. Many stretches can be performed in the comfort of your own home while others can be performed while at the office. A Como Physiotherapist can prescribe you a rehabilitation program to reduce existing pain while avoiding injury in the future. While many sufferers of back pain become completely debilitated due to the extent of pain implementing some of the above methods can bring about an enormous improvement in

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terms of providing relief and preventing existing injuries becoming more serious. If you need assistance in managing your back pain contact a physio Como locals trust.

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