Back Pain Treatment- The Holistic Approach



Treatment for Back Pain

The Holistic Approach 


Are you experiencing back pain and respond poorly to treatments with a traditional approach? Or does the treatment help to improve the pain only temporarily? 


Many people focus on the site of pain or wear-and-tear only, thinking that is the source of the problem. However, back pain doesn’t usually happen overnight. There is a cumulative effect from multiple strains and injuries in the past, such as a sports injury from a younger age, a bad fall, bike or car accidents, and so on. With time, compensations develop in the musculoskeletal system, which give rise to joint misalignment and muscle imbalances.  


Moreover, each component of our body interrelates with all the others. There can be areas of strain or stiffness in various parts of the body, which may seem to be unrelated at first. However, they can exert a combined effect together and reduce the body’s overall ability to tolerate additional strains. Therefore, using the holistic approach helps the therapist to look deep into the problem and treat the root cause(s) of the pain. 


Holistic Physiotherapists have two main aims during their assessment and treatment:

  • To identify and treat the underlying cause(s) of the pain 

  • To restore the symmetry and balance of the spine and prevent it from recurring in the future


Physiotherapy Treatment techniques may include:

  • Manual therapy techniques- to release tension and tightness in the muscles and soft tissues

  • Joint Mobilizations- to restore the range of motion in the spine and pelvic joints. 

  • Posture Correction

  • Therapeutic Exercises- to improve flexibility and strength of the spinal muscles

  • Lifestyle and Ergonomics Advice

Related Blogs:

Back Pain- Symptoms & Causes

Exercises for Low Back Pain (1)- Stretching

Exercises for Low Back Pain (2)- Strengthening

Lifestyle Health Tips to Relieve Back Pain 




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