Are you suffering from lower back pain? Is it hard to walk, sit or bend? Are you stiff in the morning and does it affect your sleep? Are you unable to go to work or play your sport?
Back pain can be a constant, dull ache in the middle of your back or it can ache off to one side. It can travel all across your back or into your buttocks and down one leg. It can be extremely sharp and cause muscle spasms.
This type of pain can be very debilitating and have severe impacts on your quality of life. Research shows that 80% of people will have at least one back pain episode in their lifetime. It can affect all different ages and can start for a variety of different reasons. For example, some of the most common reasons for this injury are:
It can ache when you walk and feel better when you sit down. Sometimes it hurts only when you go to reach up or lean backward.
The symptoms can vary depending on the source of the pain. For example:
The type of pain that is experienced can also differ. For example, lower back pain can be experienced as:
It can also present with several different symptoms – not just pain. A lot of people can also experience:
It can get very confusing to figure out where the pain is coming from. An experienced Back Pain Physiotherapist will be able to properly assess and determine the exact source of your pain. Lastly, an understanding of the source of the problem will allow for the most effective lower back pain Physiotherapy treatment.
Physiotherapy for back pain can include a variety of treatment options. Some of these treatments include:
Our goal at PhysioNow is to make sure that we can help you to return to your life as quickly as possible. We want you to be able to lead an active life and not be limited by your pain!
We have highly trained Physiotherapists standing ready to help you. We have McKenzie trained Physiotherapists in all of our PhysioNow offices.
This level of training is recognized as one of the most effective treatments available for the treatment of back pain. As a result of this high level of training, the treatment at PhysioNow can provide rapid results! Results may vary depending on the source of pain.
If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain, call today to get started on your recovery. We are ready to help! We have conveniently located offices in Mississauga and Etobicoke with free parking and direct billing to insurance. Call us today! Same-day appointments are available.
It is not normally necessary to see a doctor first for lower back pain unless you require a note for your insurance company in order to claim for physiotherapy or massage therapy benefits. At PhysioNow, we do not require a doctors note in order for you to be seen by a physiotherapist.
Most acute low back pain is caused by a disc injury for people between the ages of 25-55. After that, it can be caused by degenerative change of the spine.
There are many possible causes of lower back pain including: disc pain, facet joint pain, nerve root pain that can be caused by bony compression or by a disc injury, or degenerative changes to the vertebrae that can compress the nerves.
There are many possible treatments of lower back pain including: spinal decompression/traction, manual movements to take the pressure off of the disc or facet, registered massage therapy, and exercise specific treatments. Most people with lower back pain respond very well to mechanical treatment performed by a highly skilled Registered Physiotherapist. PhysioNow has several highly skilled Physiotherapists trained in these spinal mechanical treatments in order to speed recovery from lower back pain.
This depends on if you are what we call a “Fast Responder” or a “Slow Responder”. Fast Responders can be painfree within days of starting Physiotherapy Treatment. Slow Responders can take weeks to months to fully respond and heal.
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