Spine Rehabilitation In Frisco, TX

by Administrator 11. September 2014 08:03

Rehabilitation exercises play a significant role in recuperating from an incident of back pain or recovery from a spine surgery. Rehabilitation exercises are extremely important to avoid any future relapses of the pain and to restore the normal functioning of the body. A comprehensive spinal rehab program must involve a blend of stretching, strengthening as well as aerobic exercises for the back and the body.

There are three kinds of muscles that provide support to the spine. These are:

  • Flexors: used to bend the spine, also control the lumbar spine arch
  • Extensors: used to straighten, extend and lift the back
  • Obliques/ Rotators: used to stabilize a straight spine, help to rotate the spine and maintain proper spinal curvature and posture. 

Although some of these muscles are used in our day to day tasks, there are many that do not get enough movement which tend to weaken with age if not exercised adequately. It is advisable to consult a trained rehabilitation physician before doing any exercise.

Some of the most common exercises that might be included in the program are:

Stretching

Most back problems are associated with some form of gradual stiffness. Thus, it is important to stretch to your limits but in a controlled way. These exercises are intended to achieve elasticity and flexibility in the muscles, disc, tendons and ligaments. In addition, apart from those that directly affect the injured area, all other muscles should be strengthened such as the legs and arms.

Strengthening

The chances of recurrence of back pain become almost minimal if the back is strengthened properly. There are two main types of strengthening exercises that can be used in specific spine conditions. These are:

  • McKenzie exercise: It aims at alleviating pain caused due to a collapsed disc space such as a degenerative spine disease. It may help to reduce the herniated disc and lessen the pressure on the root of the nerve.
  • Lumbar stabilization disease: It focuses on determining the position in which the patient feels most comfortable. Exercise is done to make the spine habitual to stay in that position.

Aerobic Conditioning

People who are aerobically fit have less chances of suffering from back pain and, if an episode occurs, they will experience much less pain. Low impact aerobic conditioning may include water therapy, stationary biking and walking.

Selecting the appropriate exercise depends upon the individual’s preferences and the nature and level of injury. Dr Burg, a renowned orthopedic surgeon, provides spine rehabilitation services to patients across Frisco, TX.  To schedule an appointment, you can call at (214) 618-5502.

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