Are you suffering from sudden low 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 is a common problem with over 80% of people having experienced at least one episode of low back pain in their lifetime. The reasons why people experience back pain can be different from person to person. However, back pain can be a very debilitating experience and can severely impact a person’s quality of life.
Back pain can be very variable and present in so many ways. The most common signs and symptoms of low back pain include:
Low back pain can be caused by many different reasons. For some people it can be a one-time episode after doing too much of something or lifting something too heavy. However, some people are more vulnerable to experience low back pain because of certain pre-existing conditions or lifestyle choices.
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Physiotherapy can most definitely help relieve and manage low back pain. A Registered Physiotherapist will take detailed history about the pain and perform a thorough assessment of the back. Once the physiotherapist has determined the possible source of the pain, they will develop a treatment plan to address the problem areas.
The physiotherapy treatment recommended will be based on the presenting problems of the patient and their specific goals. In general, physiotherapy treatment for lower back pain will include multiple elements:
The research shows that the best treatment for managing low back pain is staying strong and active. The Registered Physiotherapists at PhysioNow can provide the necessary back pain treatment to do that safely and effectively.
Do not let back pain stop you from living your life. We have 4 locations across the communities of Mississauga and Etobicoke to help you manage your pain. Contact PhysioNow to book your appointment and get started today!
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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