Lower Back Pain
What can cause lower back to pain?
Most acute low back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning that there is a disruption in the way the components of the back (the spine, muscle, intervertebral discs, and nerves) fit together and move .
What are the symptoms of lower back pain?
Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking.
What can I do to prevent lower back pain?
Eat healthfully so you keep your body weight within a healthy range.
Get regular exercise to keep your back muscles fit and flexible.
Avoid prolonged sitting.
When you do sit, maintain good posture.
Use proper techniques for lifting (lift with your legs rather than your back).
Our treatment options for lower back pain are:
Physical massage therapy
To strengthen core muscle groups that support the low back, improve mobility and flexibility, and promote proper positioning and posture.
Spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization
To mobilize, adjust, massage, or stimulate the spine and the surrounding tissues.
Trigger point injections can relax knotted muscles (trigger points) that may contribute to back pain.
Is a non invasive system which is externally applied, and uses patented long wave radio frequencies to create intense tissue stimulation. It helps to reduce back pain and speed up recovery.
Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Is moderately effective for chronic low back pain. It involves inserting thin needles into precise points throughout the body, which may cause the body to release naturally occurring painkilling chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine.