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Whether from a workplace accident, a sports-related injury or long-term wear & tear, back pain is one of the most common conditions facing our patients today. In Toronto alone, Physiomed treats hundreds of people each week who are struggling with pain & discomfort in their back - especially in their lower back.
Effective treatment and pain management, featuring a combination of Physiotherapy, Chiropractic care and various other therapies and supports, can help to reduce inflammation, strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion. It can also help keep your current back pain from spiralling into a long-term and debilitating condition.
What causes back pain?
One of the most common causes of lower back pain is a pulled or torn muscle or ligament. This occurs when the muscle or ligament is stretched too far. Lifting heavy objects, making sudden movements and even living with bad posture can cause back pain. But various health conditions such as degenerative disc disease, scoliosis and osteoarthritis can also cause back pain.
Typical symptoms of back pain might include:
- Shooting or stabbing sensation when moving, lifting or coughing
- Persistent muscle aches
- Limited flexibility in the back
- Sciatica, which is back pain caused by a nerve running from the lower back down each leg
How do you treat back pain?
If you’re experiencing any of the above, Physiomed can offer a variety of proven therapies to treat back pain, including:
Physiotherapy: Addresses soreness and stiffness with unique exercises to stretch the muscles
Chiropractic Care: Improves back function by using the hands to apply a controlled force to specific joints in the spine
Spinal Decompression: Relieves lower back pain by using a motorized table to stretch out the spine, taking pressure off the spinal discs
Orthotics: Customized devices alleviate back pain by raising the arches of the feet and correcting structural imbalances to improve posture
Massage Therapy: Relieves stress-related pain using strategic massage techniques by a Registered Massage Therapist
Addressing Back Pain with Physiomed
Don’t let chronic back pain keep you from doing the things you love. Let our healthcare professionals help by visiting one of our physiotherapy clinics in the GTA. Whether you live in Mississauga, Etobicoke, Brampton or Orangeville, use our clinic locator to find a Physiomed near you.
Book an appointment with us today!