Symptoms of back pain can range in intensity from mild to severe, caused by both short term, and long term injuries. There are numerous causes of back pain; some are self-inflicted, caused by wear and tear of life, along with sports injuries, muscle strains as well as the effect of accidents and trauma. Although the causes of back pain are many and diverse, the symptoms regardless of cause, are very similar.
Symptoms of back pain can include:
- Persistent aches or stiffness anywhere along the spine or lower back.
- Sharp shooting pains located in areas of the neck, lower back or upper back.
- Chronic pain specific to the middle of your back.
- Radiating pain from the lower buttock region to the backs of your thighs, limiting your ability to stand up straight without muscle spasms.
Chiropractic therapy is highly recommended in the treatment of what is sometimes referred to by patients as “life altering” back pain. Chiropractic can significantly improve and even completely eradicate this type of debilitating pain. Those who experience this type of pain are advised to seek treatment sooner rather than later as delay can extend recovery time. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon to discover that many patients allow back pain to go untreated for months and even years. Studies have shown that failure to seek prompt treatment can not only delay but alter the course of outcome and jeopardize recovery. Using safe, effective and proven techniques like spinal manipulation and mobilization, Chiropractors are able to improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, improve joint function, improve athletic performance, improve organic functioning and prevent spine disc degeneration to name just a few positive effects.
Why Spinal Decompression Can Improve Your Back Pain
Some cases of back pain are best treated by a non-surgical form of treatment called Spinal Decompression. This method releases tension and pressure from the spinal discs, and ultimately stretches the spine. As a result, herniated or bulging discs can retract, relieving pressure from nerves or other structures in the back. The movement of oxygen, water and other nutrient-rich fluids in the spine become compromised and spinal decompression can help alleviate these symptoms.
A CanadaPhysio no-obligation evaluation can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for spinal decompression treatment. Our specialty staff will answer all your questions and explain how this type of treatment can help restore you to pain free function in record time. Spinal decompression treatment typically consists of 20-30 half hour sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks. Some patients may require a less intensive course of treatment. To find out more about what happens during a spinal decompression treatment session, visit our Spinal Decompression information page.
Back pain interferes with busy schedules, active lifestyles and demanding careers. CanadaPhysio is here to help. With many locations to serve your needs across Ontario, in Toronto, Scarborough, Whitby, Mississauga and London, our trained professionals can help you get back on track.