Osteopath’s Role In Low Back Pain

Today we will discuss something interesting about back-pain  treatment. Some other time if got time will try dissect causes of back pain in some other post. So coming to the point, when we dig for a relief from low back pain we probably look for a painkiller like ibuprofen.

Since knowledge these days flow in the speed of a jet engine many people are aware of the negative  sides of using excessive pain killers and some choose alternative ways of relief one notably famous is ultrasound therapies to get relief from back pain. Ultrasound therapies aid sooth the pain probably by warming up tissues in body and relaxing the muscles.

Here comes the new news, recent studies show that pain alleviation is more remarkable (than ultrasound therapies) if an osteopath doctor gives stretches to the back muscles. They assess things like which body parts are tender (i.e. cause pain to touch), where resistance or pressure needed to be applied etc. and give their pain relieving stretch therapy accordingly.

There is an old saying we grew up hearing from the elders of the society that man’s hand are better than machines, don’t wish to argue on if it’s true or not, but appears fitting right about the issue we are discussing here (i.e. osteopath therapy better in relieving low back pain than ultrasound therapy).

Nevertheless, talk with your healthcare provider to choose the appropriate low back pain treatment for you.

'The Warrior Pose': Army considers yoga to tre...
‘The Warrior Pose’: Army considers yoga to treat Soldiers’ pain – FMWRC – US Army – 100903 (Photo credit: familymwr)

You may share your opinions below in the comments section.  Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Reference- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_135031.html

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