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Beating back pain with DMS, laser & corrective exercise training

Chronic back pain can ruin your life. Dr. Tucker suggests that a targeted program of DMS, warm laser & corrective exercise training can accelerate recovery.

I hate when clients have to miss work or workout days because of low back pain. I have experienced low back pain and I understand  the misery, pain and frustration it causes. Debilitating back injuries can be helped with controlled activity, movement therapy, warm laser and Deep Muscle Stimulation (DMS). First I get rid of the acute back pain and swelling with the warm laser. Then I use the DMS on the back spasms. I still use other treatments such as moist heat, therapeutic ultrasound, massage and electrical stimulation because these have  positive effects too.

Part of recovery is the continuation of normal daily activities. Bed rest is only recommended when you can’t get out of bed because it hurts too much to move.

As soon as possible I like to see clients begin corrective exercise. We begin with gentle controlled movements that usually use just your bodyweight. Then we can progress to band or stability ball therapy lessons. Eventually I train my clients in kettlebell maneuvers. Kettlebell training helps with fat loss, core strength, and range of movement. If you like Pilates and yoga or wanted to learn these methods, you will love Kettlebells. Training the ‘core’ has become a popular focus in recent years, and I’m all about improving the “core” to prevent future episodes of low back pain.

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