Experiencing Acute Low Back Pain?
Acute Low Back Pain is a common concern that can arise suddenly, whether triggered by an incident or seemingly out of nowhere. The severity of the pain can be intense, prompting some individuals to seek medical attention at hospitals. While acute low back pain is generally not a cause for alarm, it is strongly advised to consider physiotherapy or medical assessment. This step helps to eliminate any underlying medical conditions that might be contributing to your low back discomfort.
Statistics indicate that a staggering 80% of New Zealanders experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Despite ongoing research and clinical experiences, a definitive cure for low back pain remains elusive. In the short term, particularly during the acute and sub-acute phases, hands-on physiotherapy has proven effective in managing pain. However, the practicality of having a physiotherapist at your side throughout the day is limited.
For a swifter recovery, active participation is key. Integrating pain control stretches or rest positions into your daily routine between physiotherapy sessions can aid in managing discomfort. This is where the significance of pain control positions and stretches comes into play. While it’s improbable that every suggested stretch will provide immediate relief, identifying a specific position or stretch that alleviates your pain warrants consistent practice.
Remember, consistency is key. If you discover a pain-relieving position or stretch, make it a habit to perform it every hour throughout the day. One common error is underestimating the importance of regularity in pain control routines.
Looking ahead, these pain control positions and stretches offer not only short-term relief but also long-term benefits. Engaging in these practices regularly, even when pain is absent, contributes to preventing future episodes of low back pain.
For comprehensive guidance, both written and visual, on the proper technique for these exercises, we invite you to explore the ‘pain control’ section of our extensive video library. This resource is designed to provide you with valuable insights into managing acute low back pain effectively.
To further assist you in finding relief from acute low back pain, we’ve compiled a list of suggested stretches and positions. Feel free to follow the attached link to explore these options and embark on your journey towards alleviating discomfort and improving your quality of life.