Low Back Pain Treatment – Action Sports Clinic
Low Back Pain
Some Important Information About Low Back Pain Treatment
Low back pain (LBP) is thought to affect up to 60 to 80% of the Western population throughout the course of their life.
Many people do not have any preceding events to cause this back pain, although specific injuries can also initiate their symptoms.
Lower back pain constitutes almost half of all chronic pain. This has a huge effect on quality of life and people with LBP tend to have more time off work and higher of medical costs than those who do not have symptoms.
Sedentary lifestyles, increased body weight, reduced physical activity and poor postures are all contributing factors to LBP. Obesity rates in the western world have never been higher, and this is known to cause greater rates of musculoskeletal pain than ever before.
Back pain can strike suddenly or build up slowly over a period of time. Many people report sudden and severe onset of back pain from a seemingly innocent movement.
Others find that their back aches towards the end of the workday and follows a regular pattern.
Thankfully, more and more workplaces are advocating for better ergonomic set-ups in order to pre-emptively reduce the incidence of LBP amongst employees.
None of the information in this article is a replacement for proper medical advice. Always see a medical professional for advice on your individual injury.
Low Back Pain Treatment with Action Sports Clinic
Dealing with low back pain treatment is complicated as there are many options to choose from for Calgary Physiotherapy.
Unfortunately, there is rarely a miracle cure that works for everyone. What research tells us is that effective and timely advice, thorough professional assessment and a tailored exercise program shows the best outcomes in the long term.
There are some cases where your physiotherapist or doctor will suggest that you have imaging such as an x-ray or MRI.
While imaging can be helpful in ruling out serious injuries it is important to realize that if everyone was to have an MRI of their spine, it is reasonable to expect that most people would have changes in the appearance of their spines, even if they don’t have any pain or other symptoms.
The take-home message is that scans do not always paint an accurate picture of what is happening within a person’s back.
The back is made up of a number of different structures that work together to achieve the required movements needed to perform daily activities.
With such a complex combination of tissues and joints, aches and pains can be caused by any number of structures. Keeping the muscles and joints of the spine strong and healthy can have a remarkable impact on pain levels regardless of the specific structure causing symptoms.
If you are suffering from back pain, speak to your physiotherapist or Sports Medicine Physician for advice on how to best manage your symptoms.
While no one can prevent back pain with 100% certainty, keeping active, avoiding smoking and maintaining a healthy relationship with alcohol and heavy labour, can reduce your chances of having low back pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
We specialize in the practice of Sports Medicine and provide services related to Sports Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage as well as off the shelf and custom Prosthetics & Orthotics.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! We take pride in personal service and being very accomodating. Please click any of our Appointment Buttons and submit your information, we will be in touch to confirm your date and time.
Where is your office located?
We are located in downtown Calgary at 639 – 5th Ave SW – Suite 130. Easy street access right across 5th Avenue from Tim Hortons. Limited customer parking available at rear of building.
What are the office hours?
We are open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Do I need a referral from my physician?
No, a referral is not required to schedule an appointment.
Do you provide custom brace solutions?
Yes, Dr. Rennick is qualified by the world’s top orthoepedic brands to develop custom bracing solutions for many conditions.
What Brands does Action Sports Clinic Carry?
We carry brands from the worlds top manufacturers including Donjoy, Össur, CTi, Bauerfeind, Thuasne and more.