Bernardo Sampaio, a physiotherapist and director of ITC Vertebral de Guarulhos, makes some reservations on the following subjects:
Spine pain is more common than you might think. It can be associated with a variety of situations, including poor posture, repetitive efforts, and more serious problems such as herniated discs, fractures, and tumors.
According to a World Health Organization survey, 80% of the world’s population can be affected by back problems, making it the second most common cause of disability retirement in Brazil. This high percentage is mainly associated with sedentary lifestyles and bad habits in daily life.
“Treatment of this discomfort depends on the type and location of the pain and can be done with the help of physiotherapy, medication and, in the most severe cases, surgery. Back pain should never be ignored. Only specialists can make a diagnosis and show the most appropriate treatment, “explains Bernardo Sampio.
With expert evaluation and guidance, physiotherapy treatment of low back pain can be performed using instruments and techniques for analgesia and treatment exercises aimed at improving the function of each case. It is important to note that treatment times can vary from person to person, and even for the same diagnosis, the techniques and resources used will vary from case to case.
“We can show stretching and strengthening exercises with bands and rubber bands, and strengthening exercises with Swiss balls. Treatment and exercise planning is individualized for each patient. That’s why the therapist’s participation is so basic, “emphasizes physical therapist Bernardo Sampio.
This discomfort affects most of the population and is one of the main causes of absenteeism. In most cases, this pain is benign, but it can be very annoying and helpless, and can significantly reduce people’s quality of life. Fortunately, however, in most cases there is a set of therapeutic and prophylactic measures to effectively treat and prevent this problem.
Therefore, it is important for physiotherapists to pay attention to their posture in daily life, adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid overweight, perform regular physical activity, and prevent daily stretching. Is emphasized.
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BERNARDO SAMPAIO: PUC-Campinas (Crefito: 125.811-F) physiotherapist, ITC Vertebral and Instituto Trata clinical director, Guarulhos unit, Bernardo Sampaio is also a professor of graduate courses in traumatic orthopedic physiotherapy. Guest of the graduate course in Santa Casa de São Paulo. He has experience in orthopedic physiotherapy, traumatology and sports. He specializes in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, upper limb improvement and orthopedic oncology in Santa Casa de São Paulo. Master of Health Sciences from Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medicine.