Newcastle Physiotherapist for back pain
Back pain: the role of the physiotherapist Newcastle
If you suffer from low back pain, your doctor will prescribe you, in addition to the drug treatments adapted to your case, sessions with a Newcastle Physiotherapist. The content and number of sessions will depend on the cause of your back pain. To relieve pain in the lumbar region, the healthcare professional will assess your diagnosis (with the order of the attending physician and the health examinations carried out until then) and will conduct a thorough examination of your spine and your lifestyle.
The rehabilitation from a Newcastle Physiotherapist aims to relieve muscle tension and stiffness at first and rebalance and re-educate muscle and joint chains in a second time. The first treatment in physiotherapy is massage, designed to relax muscle contractures. These reflex muscle contractions are caused by pain; by maintaining the inflammations, they contribute at the same time to maintain this pain. It's the vicious circle of back pain. As the High Authority for Health (HAS) specifies: "Although there is no study attesting to their effectiveness, massages can be offered at the start of a rehabilitation session in preparation for the other techniques".
Newcastle Physiotherapist techniques against back pain :
TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
Several physiotherapy techniques have proven efficacy against back pain. The transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) has an analgesic efficacy demonstrated (as HAS). The Newcastle Physiotherapist will have electrodes at different levels of the back, which will then diffuse a light current. The electrodes provide a tingling sensation which also has the function of warming the stimulated area and therefore of relaxing the muscles. This therapy can be performed in the office or alone at home using specific medical devices. Recall that the use of this technique in a physiotherapist is supported by Health Insurance.
Among the physiotherapy techniques intended to relax contractures and muscle stiffness, thermotherapy can also be a good treatment supplement. In the case of back pain associated with reflex muscle contractures, the application of hot devices (hyperthermia) can provide relief.
As the sessions progress, your physiotherapist can also offer you ultrasound therapy: thanks to a device emitting ultrasound, it attacks the "stiffness" of the painful areas. This physiotherapy technique would be effective on muscle and tendon damage: ultrasound, by a mechanical and/or thermal effect, causes targeted micro-massages to soften the fibrous areas. This physiotherapy technique has proven itself in practice. HAS believes, however, that more in-depth studies are needed to definitively prove its effectiveness in the treatment of back pain.
IONIZATION, LASER RADIATION, AND ELECTRO-ACUPUNCTURE
The French National Authority for Health does not recommend ionization (a technique aimed at adding or removing electrical charges to molecules or cells) and laser radiation in the treatment of back pain, because their effectiveness "has not been demonstrated" in this indication. "The place of electro-acupuncture remains to be defined because it would have an analgesic effect in the short term", specifies the health authority.
The opinion of Michel Nézot, physiotherapist in Paris :
Newcastle Physiotherapist is a method that works well. It is applied to relieve and treat pain at the start of treatment. It is most often used for patients with chronic muscle relaxation. After one to six sessions, depending on the severity of the pain, the pain may go away. It can be practiced at home, but only if the pain is mild or in addition to sessions with a health professional, such as a physiotherapist or an osteopathic doctor.
Exercise against back pain :
Functional rehabilitation also has an important place in the treatment of back pain. Your physiotherapist will invite you to perform targeted exercises adapted to your physical condition, in order to maintain the muscular and articular system at first, to strengthen it at a later time.
According to Health Insurance, almost 7 in 10 people think that it is necessary to go to rest in case of low back pain. It is quite the opposite! The best treatment is movement, especially to prevent the pain from settling down and becoming chronic. Obviously, the exercise must be adapted, to avoid accentuating the pain. In acute pain, your Newcastle Physiotherapist can, for example, encourage you to practice walking and some daily stretching to maintain muscle and joint flexibility. Once the pain is under control, he will be able to point to the most suitable exercises to effectively pursue your rehabilitation, beyond the sessions in the office.