For our Oakville chiropractors – back pain is their area of expertise. Lower back pain is experienced by 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. That’s a pretty startling number, especially when low back pain can be completely debilitating. We treat back pain daily at our clinic. Book and see if we can help!
Suffering from low back pain? We can help!
Our Oakville chiropractors treat low back pain daily. Whether the back pain is severe or just mildly achy, everyday tasks can be difficult. Getting dressed, driving a car or even sleeping can become a struggle. Our chiropractors are experts at helping get rid of lower back pain and preventing it from coming back. Most, if not all treatment at our Oakville clinic includes more than just chiropractic adjustments. Most patients will get IFC, heat, shockwave, ART and a manual chiropractic adjustment.
Low Back Pain Anatomy From Our Oakville Dr. Steve Knighton
The anatomy of the low back is relatively complicated. From 5 Lumbar joints, a left and right SI joint and numerous muscles, leave it up to our team of doctors to give you the right diagnosis and treatment game plan. Most patients pain is coming from their SI joint compression on a nerve and irritating the area around the injury. This could include the glute muscles, piriformis, IT Band and some smaller ligaments around the pelvis and spine. Some patients low back pain is actually coming from the front of their spine and their hip flexors or psoas muscle, don’t worry we can fix that too. If the pain is further up the back, above the belt line the back pain could be coming from your Lumbar spine and the muscles that surround the area like the Quadratus Lumborum, Multifidus and could even be caused by a rib-subluxation. Don’t suffer with undiagnosed low back pain, get in today, get the right diagnosis and start treatment soon. The longer you wait the longer it will take to heal!
Psoas and Hip Flexor Anatomy and why it’s hurting your back!
Low Back Pain Treatment Oakville
True low back pain originates from one of the five lumbar vertebra or surrounding muscles or the Sacroiliac joints and the gluteus muscles and hip musculature. The joints in our lower back are built to help us flex and extend (bend forwards and lean backwards). All of the important nerves that supply our lower body exit the spinal cord between the joints of the lumbar spine. Treating low back pain is our Oakville chiropractors favourite! Our chiropractors use a combination of IFC, Shockwave and manual adjustments to help their patients get back to being pain free!
Countless muscles attach in and around those five vertebra – so there’s plenty of opportunity for things to awry. If this is true, why do most people come into our clinic with SI joint pain? Take a look at our low back anatomy video to learn more!
WHY DO WE GET LOW BACK PAIN?
Pinning down low back pain to a few reasons would be impossible. Sometimes it’s one wrong move, like trying to move a refrigerator on your own. Sometimes it’s many smaller wrong movements that add up over time and eventually start causing pain. Sometimes it’s a trauma like a sports injury or a car accident. Sometimes it’s just due to the fact that you sit at a desk for 8 hours a day and you spine starts to rebel against the inactivity. Low back pain treatment in Oakville should be started as soon as the patient notices the pain. The longer the injury is there, the longer the back treatment will be needed to help!
There are a few known factors that increase vulnerability to developing lower back pain. Age, fitness level, work-related factors (lifting, exposure to vibration), weight and genetic predisposition all contribute to an increased likelihood of experiencing low back pain! The number one cause of low back since 2020 has been increased computer work and a severe lack of physical activity.
A weak core and lack of physical activity combined with sitting at a computer all day is the number one reason for back pain in Oakville. Dr. Steve’s advice is get up and move around, do 10 minutes of core exercises a day and stop sitting at the computer ALL day!
Pain in the lower back can arise from a number of structures. The joints, the muscles or the nerves. All of them can cause debilitating low back pain when they’re at their worst. Read more to find out how we treat lower back pain at Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre.
Causes of low back pain!
Quadratus Lumborum and low back pain:
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Treatment for SI joint low back pain
Oakville Treatment for Quadratus Lumborum and Low Back Pain
Treatment for Psoas and hip flexor for Back Pain!
ITB and Low Back Pain Treatment!
Spinal Manipulation Treatment for Low Back Pain Oakville
One of the quickest acting, effective treatments for lower back pain is spinal adjustments. Spinal manipulation can help loosen stiff joints, reset tight musculature and even help activate spinal musculature that are important for stability. Adjustments are our Oakville chiropractors bread and butter. The quick thrusts of an adjustment create those satisfying popping sounds, which signify movement in dysfunctional spinal segments. Getting adjusted is your best bet to get rid of lower back pain quickly, and keep it away in the future!
Did you know that adjustments are also helpful for people experiencing chronic lower back pain. Spinal manipulation has been shown to reduce pain and improve functioning of the lower back in people who have had longstanding low back pain. This is why Dr. Steve and Dr.Jenn encourage maintenance care (1 visit every 4-6 weeks)!
Acupuncture Treatment for Low Back Pain Oakville
Sticking needles into an area that’s already sore may seem counter-intuitive – but these little needles can work wonders on painful joints and muscles. Acupuncture for lower back pain is safe and effective. The needles are typically inserted along the spinal segments in the lower back and top of the pelvis. The healing response generated from insertion of needles helps flush away inflammatory chemicals, helps trigger relaxation responses in muscles and can calm irritated nerves.
Have you had lower back pain for more than three months? If so, we highly recommend you give acupuncture a try. Acupuncture has the unique ability to boost healing responses that typically slow down after the first few weeks of experiencing pain or discomfort. The body gradually pays less and less attention to healing painful areas and as a result, pain may linger. Acupuncture can be extremely helpful for chronic lower back pain.
Shockwave Treatment for Lower Back Pain in Oakville
Shockwave treatment has quickly become one of the go-to treatments at our Oakville chiropractic clinic, see the video above for a great induction to shockwave. Traditionally, shockwave has been praised for being an effective treatment for tendon injuries and plantar fasciitis, but it is also incredibly good at loosening up tight muscles. Shockwave treatment is a lot of bang for your buck. It gets the job done.
Shockwave therapy applies a high-energy acoustic wave to painful areas in order to regenerate and repair tissues. Shockwave treatment helps build new blood vessels (promote healing), reduce chronic inflammation and release trigger points in muscles. If you’ve got tight muscles that are contributing to your pain – we bet they’re no match for our shockwave machine. Great news from our Oakville chiropractic clinic, we do not upcharge for shockwave therapy! Some clinics charge as much as $200 per visit. Shockwave is included at our clinic by our chiropractors for the $65 treatment. Get in today and see the difference shockwave can make to your chronic pains!
Oakville Chiropractor Approved Exercises for Low Back Pain
If you want to get rid of your lower back pain, you need a strong core. We aren’t saying you need superhero strength, but you definitely need to have core muscles that activate the way they are supposed to. We aren’t even necessarily talking about your six-pack muscles either; but rather the deeper core muscles that help keep us stable and supported during our everyday tasks. Check out our Oakville chiropractors low back exercise page for some help with back pain and get yourself into a proper routine today!
Are you in a lot of pain and feel like exercise is out of the question right now? It isn’t. Our Oakville chiropractors have a long list of exercises to help build core strength. We have exercises for beginners, or those in lots of pain, and more advanced exercises for our gym rats and people who have progressed through the easier exercises and now need more of a challenge.
Read enough and ready to start treatment in Oakville for that annoying lower back pain?