Physiotherapy is the medical practice of manipulating parts of the body to insure movement. Physiotherapy was first practiced in the early 1920s and people who perform this therapy today are often called Physical therapists. Physiotherapy is used to treat many different medical problems, including chronic illness, pain, disease and injury. Physiotherapy to treat back pain is one of the more common reasons people seek this treatment.
Back pain is the most common reason for people in the United States to seek a physician. It is estimated that complaints of back pain account for more than 80 percent of doctor visits each year in the United States alone.
There are many different types of back pain and the most common is lower back pain. Lower back pain can be caused by a herniated disc, often called “a slipped disc” or a muscle spasm in the back. It can also be caused by a torn ligament. There are many ways to injure your lower back and most medical doctors will simply prescribe pain medication until the condition subsides. In most cases, improper lifting or bad posture is the culprit in lower back pain.
Some people with lower back pain experience...