Lower back pain can be one of the most aggravating and persistent health problems. There are a number of effective treatments for low back pain, but not all of them work for everyone. The most effective approach to the relief of lower back pain is a combination of treatment strategies that includes medication, physical therapy and possibly interventional techniques or surgery, rather than one route of treatment alone.
One of the most challenging aspects of dealing with low back pain is a number of the interventions, especially treatments with injections or powerful medications, give substantial short-term relief without any long-term benefit. During brief periods of relief, some patients, and their health care providers do not continue synergistic (combination) treatment methods, leading to stagnation or worsening of the underlying disease. The latest scientific research points to a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on the long-term outlook in the management of lower back pain, rather than an over-emphasis on immediate relief of symptoms. Different methods of treatment for lower back pain can and should be used together to achieve sustainable improvement of symptoms.
Active physical exercises for relieving lower back pain
A physical activity designed to strengthen muscles is recommended as one of the best ways to sustainably reduce low back pain. Often, pain inhibits regular activity, which makes many low back pain sufferers crave periods of physical rest. However, it has been found that rest may be detrimental to low back pain due to the weakening of supportive muscles.
Passive movement, similarly, has not been proven beneficial. For safety and maximal benefit, exercises that are designed or approved by a qualified therapist are most likely to strengthen muscles and to reduce undue strain on the lower back.
Low back pain limits the tolerance for physical activity, and thus complementary treatment with appropriate medication is generally recommended as a way to improve a lower back pain sufferer’s ability to take part in physical activity.
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