Does your back hurt? If so, we recommend trying these exercises for relieving back pain, brought to you by Iria Rabell, our physiotherapist specialized in treating the spine.
Back pain is a common problem. Studies show that 80% of the population suffers from it at some time in their life. Fortunately, it can usually be solved. However, in some cases it can be so severe that it becomes disabling and has a truly negative impact on quality of life, especially if it is not treated in time.
For this reason, our first recommendation if you notice back pain, whether it’s in your neck, middle, or lower back, (cervical, dorsal or lumbar area), is to see a physiotherapist who specializes in the spine for an evaluation, and this way you may save yourself from a more serious problem in the future.
In most cases, back pain can be resolved with manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, correcting habits and practicing good posture. Our specialist Iria Rabell recommends some exercises that can help you reduce pain and gain mobility in the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical areas of the spine.
As the physiotherapist explains, it is best to treat the spine as a whole, and for the best results, it’s important do exercises that mobilize the entire back. Let’s go!
Relieve pain and gain mobility in the spine: lower limb
Relieve pain and gain mobility in the spine: upper limb
As you can see, these are exercises that can be done whenever you need, and you can adapt them to the space you have at home. Of course, it is very important that you always take into account the physiotherapist's recommendations and do not do these exercises if they cause you pain.
The exercises shown here are general recommendations, and for some patients, the nature of their spinal pathology may require other solutions, or exercises that are 100% adapted to their individual case. Each person and each injury is unique, so in some cases it will be necessary to combine active therapy with manual therapy, or even consider some other type of treatment from a neurosurgical medical team.
At Instituto Clavel we can help you, with physiotherapy, as presented here by our colleagues at FisioSpine, and with medical treatments that include everything from pain relief procedures to surgery for more serious cases.
You can find out more about the treatments we offer in our web, or you can contact us so that we may address your case personally. We are here to help you get back your quality of life! If you are interested in more videos about spine health, we invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel.