Low back pain
Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions. Almost everyone in their lifetime is likely to experience pain, achiness and soreness in their low back.
Most often the condition is characterized by pain across the lower back, but sometimes the pain might be localized to one side only. In some cases, pain might even refer to other areas such as down one leg . Pain might vary from a mild constant dull ache to a debilitating condition with severe pain involving any movement of the spine. The precise cause of the condition is often not found. Some possible reasons for the pain might be due to but not limited to lumbar strain, degenerated disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and herniated disc. There are even more life-threatening causes such as kidney infection. The condition is best diagnosed by seeing a professional.
Your treatment will vary greatly on the condition that you have. And as such, the specialist we would recommend you to see depends on your condition. Our registered therapists are trained to be able to assess various conditions to differentiate possible causes of the condition. Once a possible cause is narrowed down, you would be prescribed a specific treatment plan.
As a very general guideline, acupuncture works by decreasing the inflammatory response; so for any severe pain that arose within the last 72 hours, acupuncture might be the best start.
Chiropractic works by correcting the spine's alignment; so for any condition that limits your motion, this might be a great option. Lastly, for chronic conditions involving muscle tightness, massage is great for helping you to relieve tension and decrease pain.
Furthermore, exercise has been shown to be one of the best prevention tools of low back pain. As you head toward s recovery, you would be taught an exercise regime that best suits you.
If you are not sure what to start with and what therapy would be the most helpful to you, please contact us - We would be glad to assist you.