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My father is having back pain and due to it he is not able to walk and having high pain in left leg xray report says that L4 is pressed. So please tell some remedies regarding it.
What is paralysis?
Paralysis is a loss of muscle power and function of any part of the body. It is seen in the form of weakness of body parts, loss of sensation, and loss of movement of that part.
What is physiotherapy and why it is used?
Physiotherapy includes massage, therapeutic physical activities, scientific procedures, and education. Physiotherapy should be started as soon as possible, and it needs to be regularly followed, on a daily basis to see its best results. If it is not done under the proper guidance, it may worsen the condition of the patients. It is helpful in the following ways:
- Helps to improve blood circulation and relax muscles
- Slows down the progress of paralysis
- Improves muscle tone
- Maintains the respiratory function
- Prevents pressure sores and contracture in the bedridden patients
- Helps to build up strength in the affected muscles which helps to prevent the limbs from becoming deformed
- Helps in building up the motivation and morale of the patient
- Helps improve balance and coordination of the muscles
What therapies are included in it?
It includes the following therapies:
- Aerobic exercises: It encourages a rapid exchange of oxygen to muscle tissues which increases sensory and motor function.
- Method of physical conditioning: It is conducted via active or passive ranges of motion which help improve the muscle strength and also help the patient to adapt or learn how to use the paralyzed limb.
- Exercises: Exercises, such as hip rotation exercise and its variation, ankle rotation exercises, and toe rotation exercises are advised in lower limb paralysis.
- Electric stimulation therapy: It helps restore the motor function in paralyzed patients where electrical stimulation is done via a low-frequency device.
- Mobility aids: Mobility aids, such as a wheelchair, help to move from one place to another place.
- Hydrotherapy pool: It helps assist patients to overcome conditions where movement is limited because of paralysis and where muscles are weakened.
- Massage therapy: Massage therapy helps regain control of muscles and boost the range of motion by improving blood circulation to the affected part.
- Hand muscle exercises: It includes exercise with the balls or any other toy to improve hand grip and muscle power.
- Speech therapy: In patients with aphasia, speech therapy is given to improve the speech.
- Parallel bars: It helps practice walking and balancing when there is impairment.
- Physical training: In physical training, various exercises are taught to improve the muscle strength of the affected part.
- Use of teaching transformers (wheelchairs, bed, car, or toilet): It helps improve safety and also promotes independence.
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Human back is an amazing example of biological engineering. It provides the basic framework on which the skull, Ribs, Pelvis, and shoulder bones are attached. Can we imagine the human shape without a backbone? We would have looked like a gunny bag filled with some putty like material and would have had no shape of our own. It would have been impossible to lift or carry any object from one place to another.
When we speak of back, we usually mean spinal column which is extending from the back of the skull to pelvis in a graceful yet extremely strong double S shaped curve. This natural architectural masterpiece of human skeleton consists of 33 blocks of bones called vertebra. They are given different names according to the region of the spine they belong to.
In the neck, they are called cervical vertebra.
In the upper back (Chest) they are called Dorsal vertebra.
In the lower back, they are called Lumbar vertebra.
In the tail bone, they are called Coccyx
The vertebrae are hollow structures. The hollow of all vertebrae put together makes a long tunnel through which the tail of the brain (spinal cord) runs. The width of the spinal canal is almost equal to the thickness of a finger.
Vertebra resembles a house in shape and functions.
As a house protects its residents, so does the vertebra protects the spinal cord.