Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition likely to affect most of us to varying degrees during our adult life. It may appear for no apparent reason or it may be related to an accident or incident such as bending, lifting, heavy or repetitive work, or to postures such as prolonged sitting or driving for extended periods of time.
In fact, back pain is the most common cause of loss of activity among adults.
The good news about LBP is that, for the majority of us, it will settle down within a few days or weeks.
If pain persists, it is advisable to seek therapeutic assistance from your physiotherapist.
Most low back pain is “mechanical”. It comes from irritation of the moving parts of your spine such as discs, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. When we overuse or irritate these tissues, combined with the inevitable aging process, problems can arise, including pain, spasms, stiffness and difficulty performing our everyday activities.
Back pain can travel downward to the buttock, thigh, leg, or even to the foot and toes. This pain, which originates in the back but is experienced elsewhere, is called “referred” pain. Some referred pain patterns are identifiable to be originating from lumbar spinal structures or from a sacro-iliac joint at the pelvis. In some cases, leg pain is called “sciatica”, when caused by an irritated sciatic nerve root due to a disc bulge, herniation or protrusion that irritates or compromises the nerve.
A thorough assessment is required to assure accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Line Troster has taken specific training to treat back pain using a variety of techniques, including osteopathic and manual therapy, postural training, and therapeutic exercise to help speed up your recovery process and prevent recurrences. As well, Line often employs the Electro-Acuscope, an advanced, safe, computer-assisted technology for accelerating healing and repair of the affected tissue. Combining physiotherapy with acupuncture provided by our expert acupuncturist, in a team approach, can be highly effective for accelerated recovery process.