Get Lower Back Pain Relief with Physiotherapy

Chances are you’ve suffered with lower back pain. You might have strained it while lifting heavy boxes or maybe you have no idea why the pain started. About 80 percent of Canadians will deal with back pain at some point in their adult lives. Luckily, the vast majority of cases are not debilitating and can be treated without surgery or other invasive procedures. Many cases of lower back pain can be successfully treated with other options including physiotherapy.

Many people avoid getting a diagnosis for their lower back pain for a variety of reasons. In many cases, the pain comes and goes. The pain may lessen when changing positions, or a stiff lower back might loosen up after moving around in the morning. However, living with recurring or chronic back pain can take a heavy toll on a person’s quality of life, including missed workdays, avoiding healthy exercise and missing out on fun outdoor activities with loved ones.

What Does a Physiotherapist Do?

If you’re seeking lower back pain relief, a visit to a physiotherapist is a great place to start. A physiotherapist is trained to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific symptoms and will work with you to achieve your top level of lower back function. A physiotherapist works with all age groups of individuals and will craft treatment options for lower back pain relief due to many factors such as aging, diseases, injuries and more.

What Are My Treatment Options?

A physiotherapist can utilize many different treatment options for those seeking lower back pain relief. Manual therapy consists of muscle resistance, mobilization and manipulation of joints and stretching exercises. The physiotherapist can also prescribe exercises like muscle stretching and re-training posture to achieve lower back pain relief. Advanced therapies include electrotherapy using a TENS laser (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), ultrasound and diathermy. Seeing a physiotherapist is a great choice for those who also receive massage therapy, chiropractic services or use custom orthotics.

How Can I Achieve Long-Term Relief?

Not only will physiotherapists provide hands-on treatments for lower back pain relief, they will also perform a thorough evaluation of your lifestyle habits that may be contributing to back pain. Factors like obesity, bad posture, incorrect sports techniques and repetitive motion can all contribute to lower back pain. General muscle weakness and inflexibility are also common lower back pain triggers. By adopting a holistic approach to care, a physiotherapist can help you identify your risk factors and set you on the path to prevention and self-treatment.

If you’re hurting and want to find lower back pain relief, make an appointment with Chiro-Med Rehab Centre today. With convenient locations in Newmarket and Richmond Hill, our team will map out an effective treatment plan to put you on the path to recovery.

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