WHAT IS LOW BACK PAIN?
Low back pain is a common condition that affects many people at some point in their lives. It is characterized by pain or discomfort in the lower back region, which can range from mild to severe. The causes of low back pain can vary, including muscle strains, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and poor posture. Symptoms of low back pain can include stiffness, muscle spasms, shooting pain, and limited range of motion. Treatment options may include physical therapy, medication, massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and in severe cases, surgery. Proper posture, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits can also help prevent low back pain.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
An individual suffering from low back pain could greatly benefit from seeking treatment from a team of healthcare professionals at Absolute Health and Wellness, including physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths, and naturopaths.
Physiotherapists can help identify and address muscular imbalances or weaknesses that may be contributing to low back pain, as well as provide exercise and manual therapy techniques to improve mobility and reduce pain. Chiropractors can perform adjustments to improve spinal alignment and alleviate tension. Massage therapists can provide deep tissue massage to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. Osteopaths can use hands-on techniques to release tension in the back and improve spinal alignment. Naturopaths can provide holistic treatment options, including nutritional counseling and supplements, to support the body's natural healing process.
By working together, these healthcare professionals can create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the individual's specific needs and goals, helping them to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with low back pain and improve their quality of life.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT LOW BACK PAIN?
- Physiotherapy & Chiropractic: special assessments can help figure out where the pain is coming from and to rule out red flags
- Exercise: rehab based exercise will be part of managing symptoms and correcting the underlying issues
- Lifestyle and Behavior Modification: the little things we do every day matter! From sleeping, movement, the way your work or exercise - all of these may have some role to play in low back pain
- Acupuncture: our naturopaths and physiotherapists can do acupuncture, which is known to be helpful in managing low back pain
Every person is different, and low back pain presents differently for everyone, so we always take an individualized approach to treating your low back pain.