Back pain and physiotherapy
Back pain and physiotherapy go hand in hand as the symptom and its most effective treatment method. Physiotherapy for back pain relief can be performed at our Oakville physiotherapy centre 6 days a week.
Back injury can be caused by many things such as:
- Herniated Disc
- Car Accident Injuries
- Improper Lifting
- Sports Injuries
- Shovelling, Raking, House Cleaning
Our physiotherapy for back pain relief methods can help you with both acute and chronic low back pain!
What causes back pain?
Overuse, repetitive stress related low back pain has become very common. Part of the reason this has become so widespread is because people tend to spend long hours of their day sitting in improper or slouched positions due to work or a sedentary lifestyle. Repetitive activities typically performed daily like lifting, bending, or twisting in awkward positions are also culprits to this epidemic. These “bad” positions put the joints of the lumbar spine in a slightly flexed position which stresses the joints, ligaments, and discs. Unfortunately, this may result in back pain and physiotherapy treatments. This is where your Oakville physiotherapist literally has your back!
The joints in the spine are not as strong as other joints in the body and rely much more heavily on the surrounding muscles. The abdominal muscles, your core, pelvic stability muscles, and your glutes play a large role in the stability of the lower back. However, for many people the core is either weak and does not have the endurance to support your activities throughout the day. When back pain is present, the deep core muscles often stop functioning and fail to provide the necessary support the spine needs. In other cases, the core musculature may be strong but does not turn on, or contract, when it should. Our Oakville physiotherapists will be able to pinpoint the problem and help improve the strength of the lower back muscles.
When you are in a slouched position, sitting for a long time or performing repetitive activities, and are not properly using your core you are stressing the joints, and the surrounding muscles in your lower back. Erector spinae and quadratus lumborum, have to work harder than they are capable of to support the spine causing an increase in muscle tension and inflammation. The body will also try to protect the joints of the spine by laying down scar tissue causing an increase in joint stiffness, and a decrease in mobility.
Get treatment for your back pain at our Oakville physiotherapy centre
When it comes to back pain and physiotherapy, our Oakville physiotherapy centre will help you safely regain your range of motion, work on decreasing muscle tension, and increase strength in the stability/postural muscles. This is to help prevent secondary complications from these types of injuries, thus, returning you safely to your regular activities. We will work to manage the inflammation to promote an optimum environment for healing through manual techniques, modalities and icing instructions.
We see many patients with back pain. And physiotherapy that uses manual techniques with a prescribed stretching program takes stress off the healing tissues. We will work on the mobility of the joints in your low back, making sure everything is positioned and moving as it should. In addition, this will ensure proper muscle activation of your stability muscles in the core and pelvis, as well as increase their strength and endurance, through developing an appropriate exercise program.
With many conditions, concurrent acupuncture treatment can help relieve pain and improve the function of the lower back. Acupuncture can help eliminate pain in the muscles and joints. Acupuncture can help relax tight muscles and decrease irritating inflammation that aggravated our joints and nerves. Click HERE to learn more about acupuncture.
Our Oakville physiotherapist’s will give you back pain and physiotherapy tips, preventative education, exercises to improve your posture, and develop better work position habits. In turn, this will help decrease the chances of this ailment from returning!
If you are suffering with any kind of back pain or back injury, contact our Oakville physiotherapy centre today to book an appointment.