You know the feeling. It’s morning and before you even get out of bed, pain radiates through your lower back. Stretching and moving is painful, but you must get up and face the day. You try a cocktail of medicated cream and over-the-counter painkillers for temporary relief, but what you need is a long-term solution. ProActive Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic can help you with that.
Before we get into our advanced treatment for lower back pain in Edmonton, let’s take a closer look at this issue.
What causes lower back pain?
What causes lower back pain?
There are many causes of lower back pain and they all vary in severity. Some of the most common causes include:
- Injuries from vehicle accidents
- Strain from overuse
- Damage from over exercising or using poor form when exercising
- Ruptured/herniated spinal disc(s)
What’s wrong with using over-the-counter treatments for lower back pain?
Short-term, temporary treatment for light lower back pain can be achieved with medicated lotions and pain management pills, but there are times when the pain is a symptom of a much larger problem. For example, arthritis, damage due to a car accident, or herniation requires a long-term strategy to improve your quality of life and alleviate the symptoms.
It is also important to remember that medications have side effects; long term use of painkillers like diclofenac and ibuprofen can lead to gastritis.
Effective physiotherapy treatments for lower back pain
ProActive Physiotherapy has a range of services that are used on their own or in conjunction depending on the cause, severity, and frequency of your lower back pain. These services include but are not limited to:
- Exercise therapy to release tight muscles
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Dry needling/IMS
A surprising cause of your lower back pain could be related to your posture or how many hours a day you have to be on your feet. Don’t underestimate how important good, sturdy, comfortable footwear is to prevent lower back pain.
ProActive Physiotherapy can also assess your gait and feet in-house and design custom orthotics that go a long way in the treatment of your lower back pain. These are not the old style of bulky, obvious orthotics! Our custom foot orthotics use digital technology to design a shoe insert that is as discreet as it is comfortable.
ProActive Physiotherapy has treatments for lower back pain
No matter the cause of your lower back pain, the fact remains – it compromises your quality of life. You don’t have to live in pain. With several complementing treatments, caring and trained therapists, a convenient location in Edmonton with ample free parking, and direct billing, everything you need for the treatment of your lower back pain is under one roof. You don’t even need a referral.
Visit our advanced physiotherapy treatment centre today and let us assess and treat your lower back pain. We look forward to helping you.