There are so many modalities that offer natural support for healing physical pain that some people don’t know where to turn. Myotherapy is literally Muscle Therapy, as Myo means muscle. So, when it comes to muscular pain, this is what we work with full stop.
For those who are new to this modality, Myotherapy incorporates a range of tools to address pain including:
- Dry Needling
- Kinesiology taping
- Postural education
- Remedial Massage
- Prescription for corrective exercise
By the time you are done with your treatment, much of your difficult and complicated musculoskeletal conditions can most often be well on a path towards healing. In conjunction with whatever treatment you choose, there are a number of things you yourself can do to ensure better long term muscle health. Here are our top 5!
Tip # 1 After manual therapy, be active
One thing I have come to agree with, is that pain is a product of an imbalance, occurring because of a plethora of reasons. Corrective exercise can go a long way to address lower back pain.
The lumbar spine is the part where the spine curves in towards the abdomen. This well-engineered structure offers support to the body, and it boasts of the interaction of ligaments, bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. This part is also susceptible to a myriad of injuries, which often result in excruciating lower back pain.
A Serious Concern
Lumbar back pain poses a serious concern to many people at a certain point in their lifetime. The situation worsens with the occurrence of multiple episodes of the condition, and if the pain is persistent. Question is, is there a recovery solution for patients battling with either acute or chronic back pain conditions? Are there things that a patient can do to reduce the ravaging effects of lower back pain?
Yes, there is a solution to reducing lower back pain, and yes, there are certain strategies one can consider to abate lower back pain.
In the next section, I provide you with 5 vital TIPS you can consider to decrease lumbar back pain and thus be on the path to recovery and re-gaining you full body functionality.
Tip # 2 Myotherapy
The first strategy you can consider to reduce lumbar back pain, which I have previously used, is founded in the form of physical therapy, referred to as myotherapy. Myotherapy is aimed at obstructing pain in the soft tissues and further eliminating any restrictions in joint movement.
An array of modalities is incorporated when giving a patient this manual form of therapy aimed at addressing musculoskeletal conditions responsible for the development of pain. The manipulation techniques that can be used include but not limited to:
You should note that after healing is restored, incorporating a balance in your life is a vital part of self-care is pivotal. This is essential to prevent recurrent lower back pain.
Tip # 3 Good Posture
Good posture can save you some pain!
Having a poor posture exerts unnecessary strain to your back. The funny thing is that the little things you do like poor sitting habits and poor positioning when doing basic daily stuff damages your back, gradually. Before you know it, lower back pain becomes a norm.
How about having just the right level of curvature on your back? This strategy will come in handy to relieve pressure off your back and voila, reduce your lumbar back pain.
Tip # 4 Be Flexible
Tension from being very stiff on a part of the body causes lumbar back pain. Why not ditch stiffness and say hello to flexibility? It is as simple as exerting an equal amount of load on your whole body.
Tip # 5 Watch what you eat
Many a time we have heard of the phrase; “You are what you eat.” Yes, lower back pain may give a clue about your diet. Dining on anti-inflammatory foods like lean meats, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, tames inflammation that would exacerbate chronic pain. Simply put, consuming the meals, as mentioned above can help reduce chronic pain, including lower back pain.
Aside from using manual therapy as seen above, self-care tips come in handy to help reduce or manage conditions like lumbar back pain. Suggestions, like the ones identified above, come in handy to help patients battling with notorious chronic pain, journey in the path of recovery and wholesomeness.