Whether you’re experiencing general back pain or sciatica, our physical therapy practice at F.R.O.M. Toronto Pain Relief Clinic can help with your back pain treatment. The American Physical Therapy Association states that back pain is the most commonly experienced form of pain.
Back pain commonly results from a muscle strain or injury, such as herniated discs or spinal issues. The most common cause of back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament after a fall, car accident (MVA), lifting, or even sustained sitting. You might feel back pain, a heaviness in your back, difficulty bending, sitting, lifting, or twisting, or even numbness and/or weakness in your legs.
However, sometime, the back pain you’re experiencing is the result of sciatica. Sciatica is a common and very specific type of back pain. Those who suffer from sciatica frequently describe it as a sharp, lingering pain affecting the lower back, legs, or buttocks. Sciatica typically develops due to underlying nerve-related issues, making it crucial to seek specialized treatment.
Treatments for Back Pain
- Through physiotherapy, we can provide targeted exercises and manual techniques, including laser therapy, shockwave therapy, and Electrical muscle stimulation. This can improve muscle strengthening, flexibility, enhanced mobility, range of motion and reduced pain.
- At F.R.O.M., we also provide Massage Therapy from expert practitioners to relieve muscle tension, which helps promote relaxation and pain reduction.
- Chiropractic Care practices at F.R.O.M. focus on spinal adjustments and alignment, which can improve nerve function and provide ultimate back pain relief.
- We also provide Occupational Therapy which helps patients overcome the physical challenges that back pain may cause that hinder their ability to engage in regular activities.
What causes Back pain?
Lumbar Herniated or Bulging Disc: If the cushion-like discs in the lower back burst or protrude, they may put pressure on the spinal nerves, resulting in excruciating pain and discomfort.
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: The spinal discs gradually deteriorate with age, providing less cushioning and possibly causing chronic back pain, which is frequently accompanied by stiffness and decreased mobility.
Curvature of the Spine (Scoliosis): Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine that can cause varying degrees of back pain, often accompanied by posture issues and muscle strain.
Whiplash from Motor Vehicle Accidents, Falls, Sustained Sitting, and Lifting: This sudden movement can lead to back pain, muscle strain, and damage to the soft tissues, resulting in discomfort and restricted motion. Long periods of sitting can aggravate back pain by putting undue strain on the structures of the spine.
Frequently Asked Questions
A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to realign the spine, relieve nerve pressure, and treat lower back pain. In order to encourage healing and prevent recurrence, they may also use manual therapies, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations.
Through physical therapy or chiropractic care, you can relieve lower back and hip pain by using ice or heat, doing gentle stretches, maintaining good posture, using good body mechanics, and taking over-the-counter painkillers.
Yes, an ice bath can help relieve back pain by numbing the area and reducing inflammation. In particular, when combined with other pain management techniques, the cold temperature can provide momentary relief from discomfort.
Yes, you certainly can. Our chiropractors must obtain informed consent and explain any risks to you before your treatment begins. If you do not want a particular treatment, just tell your chiropractor, and they will offer you alternatives.