Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the world and just about everyone has suffered from some form of back pain. There are many how to relieve back pain treatments but the majority only treat the symptoms and not the cause of the backache. In this article we will look at some of the popular treatments to relieve back pain.
Yoga – this treatment targets the muscles of the back and mid section of the body and can be effective, if maintained, for long term relief of back pain.
Pilates – this is also an exercise and stretching regime that can be effective at stretching and strengthening muscles of the back and mid section of the body. If these core muscles are strengthened they will help stabilise any problems with the back muscles.
The Alexander Technique – like Pilates this is a stretching and muscle strengthening regime that you can use to target the core muscles, those muscles around the middle of the back and front of the body.
Muscle Misalignment – this is not as well known as other techniques but has shown promise with people who have muscular back problems. This technique identifies muscle misalignment and then provides exercises and stretches to correct and realign any problems it finds. This just targets the specific muscles that are misaligned and not the whole of the back like the other techniques do.
Physiotherapy – along with sonic and heat therapies the physiotherapist does stretching and strengthening exercises to realign and tone muscles to reduce back pains. They may also give you specific exercises to do in your own time to complement the work they do with you.
Most of these techniques will have some or full success in relieving back pain but they will not work overnight and they will only work with muscular back pain although some other back pain may be helped with doing some of the exercises. If you want to try any of the techniques mentioned here discuss them with your doctor to make sure you can do them without causing yourself more damage.