Nearly everyone suffers from low back pain at some point in their lives. Every body is different. Lifestyle, physiology, diet and other factors range from person to person, meaning what works for one, may not work for all. The same is true when it comes to treating low back pain. Luckily, you have options.
Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain
Physiotherapy can help relive or prevent low back pain when the issue is rooted in movement or muscle dysfunction. Low back strength and stability is largely dependent on surrounding abdominal and low back musculature. The stronger these muscles are, the less stress is places on spinal joints and discs.
Physiotherapists use a combination of manual and active therapy to help you build strength in key areas, recover from your pain, and prevent future occurrences.
Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain
A chiropractor’s main area of focus is the spine. The spine houses a superhighway of information, otherwise known as your spinal column. Your spinal column allows your brain to communicate with the rest of your body.
A foundational principle of chiropractic care is that removing roadblocks (or misalignments) in the spine will allow your body to function optimally because the flow of information is free and clear. Chiropractors use manual adjustments to correct disc problems (roadblocks) and other misalignments that could be interrupting this flow. If the root cause of your pain is alignment based, an adjustment could be just what you need. It’s pain-free – we promise!
How About Acupuncture for Low Back Pain?
Acupuncture is a great compliment to physiotherapy or chiropractic care. This treatment uses fine, flexible, sterile needles to stimulate areas on the body to improve blood flow and energy circulation. It’s an ancient therapy that can be used to help manage many different kinds of pain.
Getting to the Root Cause
Low back pain is very common and can stem from a number of issues. Getting to the root cause of your pain is the most efficient way to determine which treatment modality is suitable for you. Often a combination of methodologies is the most effective way to treat and prevent future flare ups of low back pain.