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Back Pain

Physiotherapy For Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most commonly reported pains that people experience.  Back pain can be debilitating when you experience it.  It can prevent you from living a normal life and can cause a lot of uncertainty and concern. 

If you are experiencing back pain or are noticing a nagging ache in your back or buttock physiotherapy can help you find relief. 


Stenosis (Lateral Stenosis)

What It Is
Stenosis is a condition caused by the narrowing of the opening in your spine where the nerve exit.  This narrowing can pinch the nerve and cause pain to be experienced in the leg or thigh.

How Physiotherapy Can Help
Physiotherapists will relieve pressure on the nerve with traction, assessing how you move your spine, developing strategies to avoid compressive positions, using electrical stimulation to reduce pain, and working with you to develop a core stabilization program to avoid future flare-ups.

Degenerative Disc Disease

What It Is
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a type of lower back pain that is seen when the normal age-related changes in the disc become painful.  This happens because as we age our discs become harder and less able to absorb shock.


How Physiotherapy Can Help
Physiotherapists release tight muscles with manual therapy that may be adding compression to your spine, use traction to help offload the pressure on the disc, and work on a home exercise program with you to provide long-term relief from stronger back and core muscles.  The stronger your core muscles, the less force that is transferred through your discs.

Mechanical Lower Back Pain

What It Is
Mechanical lower back pain is one of the most common types of lower back pain. It is often caused by repetitive strain or an injury from lifting or carrying and is felt when the muscles or joints in the lower back become irritated.  

How Physiotherapy Can Help
Physiotherapists provide soft tissue release techniques to loosen tight muscles, joint mobilizations to enable better movement, help correct faults in lifting technique to help avoid further aggravation, and providing a core exercise program to help protect your back in the future.

Disc Herniations

What It Is
A disc herniation happens when the soft inner portion of the disc gets pushed out of the hard outer portion of the disc.  This can cause compression on the nerve root which causes pain that shoots down the leg.  


How Physiotherapy Can Help
Physiotherapists use electric stimulation to reduce the pain, provide exercises that help to reduce the pressure on the nerve root, work on spinal mobility to help offload the pressure on the injured disc, work on lifting technique, and provide you with a strengthening program to stabilize the area around the injury using your own muscles.


What Is It
Sciatica is an older term for lower back pain that down the back of your leg, and comes on when a nerve in your back gets pinched. The pain is often described as deep aching pain, it may also produce numbness and tingling in your leg.  

How Physiotherapy Can Help
Physiotherapists will assess what is causing the pressure on your nerve and addressing the source. Manual therapy and electrical stimulation can be used to reduce pain and specific stretching exercises will relieve pressure on the nerve.

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