The low back, or the lumbar spine, is a complex structure of interconnected joints, bones, nerves, ligaments, and muscles that work together to provide strength, support, and flexibility. Unfortunately, this area is susceptible to pain and injury. If you suffer from low back pain and you want to try aquatic therapy in White Marsh for pain relief, discover Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center in nearby Essex.
Symptoms and Causes of Low Back Pain
Common symptoms of low back pain include everything from shooting sensations to dull aches. Pain can make standing and moving difficult. Muscle strain from heavy lifting or strenuous exercises is one of the most common causes. Additionally, sitting for long periods of time with improper posture or your job involves heavy lifting and twisting, can cause low back pain. Or, if you carry a heavy bag over your shoulder it can strain the lower back, resulting in pain. Another common reason for low back pain is sciatica. There are small disks between the vertebrae of the spine and sometimes these disks bulge or break. The bulge or break pushes on a nerve and occasionally it’s the sciatic nerve. This pressure causes pain to travel from the buttocks down to one leg.
How Aquatic Therapy Eases Low Back Pain
Aquatic therapy’s combination of buoyancy, temperature, and hydrostatic pressure all play a role in the healing properties. The buoyancy relieves stress placed on your spine and will allow you to exercise with less pain. Plus, since water provides more resistance than air, exercising while submerged in water is more effective. Best of all, warm water increases blood flow to sore joints and muscles.
Do You Need Aquatic Therapy in White Marsh?
Discover Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center to help reduce pain and discomfort. Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience creating custom treatment plans for patients to help them feel their best. We treat sports injuries, auto injuries, work injuries, and post-surgery patients. See us for chiropractic care, dry needling, physical therapy, and non-surgical spinal decompression. Start your healing journey and schedule an appointment with us today!