AQUATIC EXERCISE IS BETTER THAN PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR LOWER BACK PAIN…

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According to an article in Physicians Weekly patients, with chronic low back pain, were given a therapy program involving therapeutic aquatic exercise which outperformed a program of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS and infrared ray thermal therapy for reducing pain and disability, researchers found.

Therapeutic aquatic exercise is increasingly making waves as a popular approach to treat chronic low back pain instead of physical therapies designed to relieve pain and reduce disability, including electrical nerve stimulation.

Healthline wrote that aquatic exercise, such as walking underwater and using floatation devices, can relieve the strain on certain muscles and strengthen them. Experts say you can begin with simple aquatic exercises before advancing to more complex ones and eventually return to land-based activities.

That’s according to a randomized control trial study of 113 participants with chronic back pain published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers said that after 3 months, therapeutic aquatic exercise was…

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