Back pain is very common and it is the worldwide leading cause of disability. Aquatic therapy is a helpful way to treat back pain and if you need aquatic therapy in Perry Hall visit us at Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center in Essex. We’ll work with you to reduce your pain and increase your body’s function.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain originates from many different causes and conditions. Muscle or ligament strain, bulging or ruptured disks, arthritis, osteoporosis, and skeletal irregularities are common conditions that cause back pain.
Heavy lifting or sudden awkward movements strains back muscles and can cause muscle spasms. Additionally, the soft material inside the disk can bulge or press on a nerve. Due to the weight the rather small spinal joints carry, it is common for people to develop osteoarthritis. Scoliosis is known as a skeletal irregularity and it can lead to back pain. If you have osteoporosis it is possible that you will develop compression fractures.
Other causes include weak muscles due to lack of exercise, excess weight, depression and anxiety, and smoking.
How Aquatic Therapy Relieves Back Pain
Water’s buoyancy relieves the pressure put on the spine making movement in the water much easier. Plus, buoyancy will allow you to strengthen your spine because you can exercise with less pain. Water increases mobility which means that you’ll be able move more freely than on land.
Water is 600 times more resistant than air so simple workouts will be more effective. You’ll find water decreases pain because it increases blood supply to sore joints. If balance is an issue due to spinal surgery or injuries, water eliminates the fear of falling. In fact, aquatic therapy will strengthen the muscles all over your body, so you are better equipped when walking on land.
Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center: Aquatic Therapy in Perry Hall
Dr. Cohen and his staff have the knowledge and experience to assist you on your healing journey. We have treatments for work, auto, and sports injuries, and treatment for patients after joint replacements. Additionally, we offer other services such as dry needling, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and non-surgical spinal decompression. To book an appointment or find out more information, contact us today.