What Causes Chronic Back Pain and how to cure it without Surgeries?

Physiotherapy for back pain is one of the most common treatments these days as many people suffer from severe pain in their backs caused due to various reasons. Back pain is one such condition that most of us have either encountered or might encounter at some point in life. It can become chronic if it lasts for more than three months. Men and women may develop symptoms of back pain after a certain age. The pain gets intense gradually if not taken care from the very beginning. However, there are cases such as accidents or lifting a heavy object, where the pain can take place abruptly.

It is classified into two types such as acute (one that comes suddenly and lasts for not more than two to three months) and chronic (one that takes a gradual process to develop, stays for nearly four months and leaves an enduring effect).

Here are some different causes of back pain and a few other ways of healing it without surgeries.


  • Strain – Strain in muscles or ligaments often leads to pain not only in the back but in any part of the body. The strain happens mostly by lifting heavy objects or any weight in an improper manner.
  • Sleep disorder – Sleep disorders often take place in the cases of depression, anxiety or stress. When a person struggles to fall asleep, abnormal limb and leg movements take place which later might turn into chronic back issues.
  • Structural problems – Structural problems such as Osteoporosis, Arthritis, ruptured discs, sciatica, and abnormal curves in the spine often result in severe back pain. A person diagnosed with one of these problems is expected to be affected by back issues at some point or the other.
  • Wrong Mattresses – The mattress that is being used for sleeping should provide sufficient support to specific parts of the body and also keep the spine straight, if not, then the risks of chronic back issues are evident.
  • Spinal Infection – The symptoms of spinal infection include a rise in the body temperature and a moderately warm area around the back which results in severe pain in the back. There are many centers for pain management available these days that may help people identify the signs early.
  • Everyday activities – Activities that our bodies are accustomed to like bending, stretching, twisting, changing positions during sleep, slouching for longer durations and so on may also result in causing backaches.

Cure and care

Pilates– Pilates refers to the combination of exercises that is originally termed as “Contrology”. It aims at making the muscles strong, flexible and well-toned with an equally stable core that helps in enhancing and improving the body posture and movements. Hence, enrolling in a Pilates classes is recommended for people suffering from muscle problems.

FMT– FMT stands for Functional Manual Therapy, focuses on soft tissue mobilization, neural mobilization, joint mobilization and myofascial release. The therapists practicing FMT, identify the root cause that induces the clinical symptoms and come up with a personalized treatment programme like manual therapy and body mechanic training and exercise.

VARDAN, is a welfare initiative from the Times Group that focuses on Functional Manual Therapy (FMT), pain management, backbone pain treatment and post-operative rehabilitation that aims at enhancing the total body mobility. Book your appointment today!

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