Lumbar Pain

Lumbar Condition

Patients with lumbar conditions, such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis, often experience lower back pain and have complaints of difficulty with mobility. For these patients, rehabilitative therapy that includes exercises and manual therapies like massage and joint mobilization helps in alleviating pain, improving strength and flexibility, and also addresses underlying physical issues, such as muscle weakness or poor posture. A number of studies published in the “European Spine Journal” and the “Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics” support that rehabilitative therapy is essential for chronic lumbar conditions. However, because lumbar conditions are often chronic, patients should get ongoing maintenance therapy to manage their symptoms and prevent further injury.
A randomized controlled trial published in the “Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy” found that a combination of manual therapy and exercise was extremely effective in improving pain and function in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Maintenance therapy for lumbar conditions includes exercises to maintain strength and flexibility, as well as education on proper body mechanics and posture to prevent exacerbation of symptoms. Additionally, patients can get benefit from ongoing pain management strategies, such as hot/cold therapy or relaxation techniques, to help manage their pain and improve their overall quality of life. A systematic review published in the “Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics” confirms this by concluding that hot/cold therapy, massage, and relaxation techniques are very effective in reducing pain and enhancing function in patients with chronic lower back pain.
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