What causes Back Pain?

Lower back pain, a prevalent affliction, stems from various factors such as poor posture, muscle strain, or spinal abnormalities. Sedentary lifestyles, heavy lifting, and sudden movements can exacerbate discomfort. At RCP Health: An Expert Back Pain Physiotherapy Clinic in Oakville, we understand the agony of lower back pain and offer targeted solutions for relief. Our team of experts employs cutting-edge techniques to address the root cause of your discomfort. Through personalized treatment plans, we alleviate pain and restore functionality, empowering you to reclaim an active lifestyle.

physiotherapy treatment for back pain

 With a focus on holistic care, our clinic integrates strength training, flexibility exercises, and ergonomic guidance to prevent recurrence. Don’t let lower back pain hinder your daily life – trust our dedicated professionals to provide comprehensive support and lasting solutions. Experience the difference at Expert Back Pain Physiotherapy Clinic in Oakville, where expertise meets compassion to help you thrive pain-free. Say goodbye to limitations and hello to a life of vitality and freedom.

Back Pain Signs & Symptoms

Unlock the secrets to identifying and conquering back pain with these power-packed signs and symptoms:

    1. Gradual or Sudden Onset: Back pain can strike unexpectedly or develop over time, impacting daily life.

    2. Triggered by Actions: Beware of pain triggered by common movements like bending or lifting, indicating potential underlying issues.

    3. Stiffness and Reduced Mobility: Experience difficulty moving or standing up straight due to stiffness, limiting your range of motion.

    4. Posture Challenges: Notice poor posture, such as a twisted torso or bent alignment, affecting your ability to maintain a straight posture.

    5. Muscle Spasms: Intense spasms in lower back muscles following strain or injury, causing excruciating pain and hindering mobility.

    6. Numbness and Tingling: Feel sensations of numbness or tingling, often accompanying stabbing or burning pain, particularly radiating down the legs (Sciatica).

    7. Aggravated by Prolonged Sitting or Standing: Notice worsened stiffness and spasms in hips, pelvis, and lower back after extended periods of sitting or standing.

    8. Diverse Underlying Causes: Understand various causes including claudication pain, myelopathic pain, neuropathic pain, and more, guiding targeted treatment approaches.

Common Cause of Back Pain

There can be numerous causes of lower back pain. Occupation that requires heavy lifting, sports can lead to Issues with muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones causing back pain. Few of the Common Causes of low back pain are:

  • Sprains & Strains
  • Traumatic Injury
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis

Ways to prevent lower Back Pain

Lower back discomfort brought on by illness or structural issues with the spine cannot be avoided. However, chance of suffering a back injury can be significantly reduced by:

  • Keeping a healthy weight. Excess weight puts undue pressure on disks and vertebrae.
  • Stronger abdominal muscles: The core muscles that support the spine are strengthened by training regimens like Pilates.
  • Using Correct Lifting Technique: Using legs to raise yourself (not your back). Holding bulky objects snug against the body. When lifting, avoid twisting your torso.
  • Try to keep up with daily activities and remain active.
  • Stretching and exercising frequently to maintain flexibility and Strength.

Treatment for Back Pain

Physical therapy is recommended for lower back pain as it is less invasive than drug therapy or surgical therapy, and therefore the treatment of the first choice for low back pain. Physiotherapists at RCP Health can help with exercise therapy, such as fixation, thermotherapy, traction, and muscle strengthening, and provide guidance with everyday activities. The Physiotherapist can help using the following techniques/modalities

  • Fixation of the lower back by means of bleached cloth, corsets, etc., reduces low back pain by limiting the movement of painful muscles, intervertebral joints and discs and maintaining good posture so as to reduce the mechanical load on the lower back.
  • Thermotherapy (hot pack, microwaves) to help Chronic muscular low back pain, intervertebral disc degeneration, spondylosis deformans, ankylosing spinal hyperostosis, non-spondylolytic spondylolisthesis and lumbar spinal canal stenosis.
  • Traction for Intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbar spinal canal stenosis, and lumbar intervertebral disc hernia
  • Exercise therapy to strengthen muscles that can be use for Chronic muscular low back pain, degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine
  • Guidance in everyday living to Strengthen bones, rest muscles and load reduction.

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