PRLog - March 22, 2011 - TANJONG PAGAR, Singapore -- The most common type of pain seen in the modern times is the back pain. Back pain affects 80% of the population of Singapore every year. Back pains are a common cause of people for visiting doctors and physiotherapist. For some, it may be a temporary pain, while for others; it may turn to be a chronic pain. Earlier, the aged people would suffer from back pains, but now it is a common issue in all age groups. However, the lifestyle of people is only responsible for back pain.
For treatment of back pains, physiotherapists or physical therapists come to help. Nowadays, a number of techniques are used to treat back pains. Modern equipments are also used to treat back pains. These modern equipments heal muscles and joints.
Apart from this, there are also few other back pain treatments. A useful physiotherapy to treat back pains is the ultrasound treatment. In this treatment, the equipment provides heat to the muscles. The heat relieves the muscles of pain and heals the soft tissues inside the muscles.
Another solution for back pain treatments by physiotherapist is the Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS). By this method, acute and chronic pains can be treated. However, this method can provide you only a temporary relief from back pain. In this method, there is no involvement of injections, narcotics or medications. Electrical pulses generate from this machine reaches the nerves. And, hence, the signal of pain does not reach the brain.
The third solution to treat back pains is the clinical massage. However, always ensure that this massage to treat back pain is done only by a qualified and well-experienced physical therapist or physiotherapist. If you get your back pain treated by untrained person, then it will do more harm to your body. Therefore, it is a necessity to check out the credentials of a physiotherapist, before getting your back pain treated.
Sometimes, physiotherapists also recommend exercises to treat back pain treatments. Exercises not only help to recover the pain, but also if continued helps to prevent the reoccurrence of pain. However, if the pain is acute, then exercises are an absolute no-no.
However, do not try any exercises related to back pain treatments by reading some guidebooks. It is always advisable to check out with a physician and exercise under physiotherapist supervision. You can also do the exercises at home, provided you get the necessary instructions from your physiotherapist. Also, visit your physiotherapist frequently and report him about your health.
If you will neglect your back pain and delay in being treated, you might need to undergo an operation later on. Post operation also, your physiotherapist will suggest you to undergo physiotherapy rehabilitation for a speedy recovery. Rather than that, it is very effective to treat your back pain in the initial phase itself.
Above are discussed some of the common treatments of back pains that does not require any medications or injections. The most important part of physiotherapy is to examine in details a condition of a patient, and then make the necessary treatments.
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Physioclinic is a Singapore Physiotherapy Clinic, providing physiotherapy treatments for pain conditions such as neck and back pain, rehabilitation for sports and neurological conditions and weight management.