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4 Potential Causes of Low Back Pain

  • Sciatica is pain in the lower extremity resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease experience low-level but continuous back pain that will occasionally intensify and can become severe.
  • SI Joint Dysfunction is when there is limited joint movement between the base of the spine and the hip, but any change in the joint may cause lower back pain and/or leg pain.
  • Muscular/Mechanical Back Pain is typically due to muscle spasms, pulled muscles or strained muscles.

  • What are the Symptoms?

    • Constant ache in low back.
    • Pain typically on one side of the rear or hip that is worse when sitting.
    • Burning and tingling down the leg.
    • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving leg/foot.
    • Shooting pain typically makes if difficult to stand up.
    • Limited mobility in back flexion and extension.
    If these conditions sound familiar, book your appointment today and let us help you get back on your feet pain free!

    How to get relief?

    Chiropractic - a chiropractor provides hands-on adjustment of the spine, called spinal manipulation. In the case when a disc in the low back is compressed or if nerve compression is present a Chiropractor will provide adjustments on the low back to prevent impingement.

    Athletic Therapist/Physiotherapist - an athletic therapist/physiotherapist will teach you exercises and stretching techniques to promote stability within your core.

    Massage Therapy - is commonly used to relax and rejuvenate tired and sore muscles but it is also an effective treatment for many more conditions in the back

    Orthotics - orthotics can assist in correcting the lower limb biomechanics and providing shock absorbance to the lower limbs.