Back pain is a funny thing. It can come quite suddenly, out of nowhere and completely incapacitate you for several days or weeks or it can come on gradually and intermittently, slowly taking its toll. Pain ranges from sharp and stabbing to a constant, dull ache. You can get back pain from lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, even sneezing and coughing. The options are endless. Here are some quick facts:
What Can Chiropractic Offer Someone?
Chiropractic doctors treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders, however most patients will initially seek treatment from a Chiropractor in search of relief. While Chiropractic offers many varied therapeutic options for the treatment, spinal manipulation is the treatment that receives the most attention. Multiple peer reviewed studies have found spinal manipulation to be a safe, comfortable, cost-effective, and proven therapy. The findings also concur that spinal manipulation reduces pain and allows the patient to participate in physical therapy and exercise, which will help strengthen the back. This type of ACTIVE rehabilitation is much more effective than PASSIVE rehabilitation therapies like bed rest and anti-inflammatory or pain medication.
What is the Difference between Back Pain and Sciatica?
The Sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It originates in the lower spine and extends down the back of each leg. Irritation of this nerve gives rise to a condition known as Sciatica.
Is Spinal Decompression a Treatment Option For Back Pain or Sciatica?
Most people who experience Back Pain or Sciatica will usually try any one or many approaches to treatment ranging from complete bed rest, medication, exercise, physical therapy, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy. The common approach to treatment is to try conservative and low cost treatment first. This is not an unwise decision. Many cases will respond well to these treatments. Studies have shown that Active Rehab like Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are more effective than Passive therapies like bed rest. However, many cases of back pain and sciatica are recalcitrant to treatment or recurrent in nature. For many years, Spinal Decompression therapy was considered to be the last alternative prior to surgical intervention. Today, we increasingly find that Spinal Decompression Therapy is a first resort instead of the next-to-last resort! The reasons that have brought this dynamic therapy to the forefront include:
Just ask the many, many satisfied CanadaPhysio patients who came to us after having experienced years of pain and limited ability to function and were able to finally obtain effective and lasting relief with Spinal Decompression. Almost unanimously, our patients say that they wish they had tried this form of therapy sooner! Not all patients and conditions are suitable candidates for this type of treatment. At CanadaPhysio, we offer all patients a free no-obligation evaluation to see if Spinal Decompression is a treatment option. What do you have to lose aside from the constant pain? See if Spinal Decompression is right for you. Our dedicated professionals are willing to help with many locations to serve your needs across Ontario, in Toronto, Scarborough, Whitby, Mississauga and London.