Does This Sound Like You?
- Difficulty bending over?
- Pain with picking up your kids?
- Struggling to lift heavy objects?
- Difficulty or pain with holding proper posture?
- Aches in your back if you are seated or standing for too long?
Do You Experience Any of These Symptoms ?
- Shooting pain or tingling into your buttocks and legs?
- Burning pain in your upper back?
- Ache or throbbing pain
- Spasms or cramping going into certain positions
Our therapists often use a full body approach to treat back pain. This is because the back often takes on extra load when other areas are comprised. Meaning, other areas are likely contributing to your back pain. Even if your imaging shows a potential ” cause” of your pain, only treating the back rarely removes and prevents pain from returning. This is why you need a thorough assessment to peel away all the layers and discover the root cause of your back pain.
ONE ON ONE WITH A THERAPIST
STEP 1: GET TO KNOW & UNDERSTAND YOU
✅THOROUGH INTAKE PROCESS
✅ONE HOUR OF UNDIVIDED ATTENTION TO DISCUSS YOUR PAIN & INJURY HISTORY
✅IDENTIFY YOUR GOALS
STEP 2: ASSESS THE CAUSES OF YOUR PAIN
✅EVALUATE THE AREA(S) YOU ARE FEELING DISCOMFORT
✅ANALYZE YOUR ENTIRE BODY FOR COMPENSATIONS AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS THAT MAY BE CAUSING YOUR PAIN
✅DETERMINE KEY PRIORITIES TO ELIMINATE YOUR PAIN AND PREVENT IT FROM RE-OCCURING
✅CREATE A PLAN TO CORRECT THE FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO YOUR PAIN
STEP 3: START YOUR JOURNEY TO PAIN FREE
✅DISCUSS HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AS A TEAM, REDUCING RELIANCE ON THERAPY
✅ADDRESS ANY & ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR INJURY, YOUR PLAN AND YOUR JOURNEY TO PAIN-FREE
✅RECEIVE AN INTRODUCTION INTO TREATMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SELF TREATMENT
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The low back is located very centrally in the body which means it can be affected by various other structures in the body including but not limited to your feet, your knees, your hips and your upper back and neck!
No! If you are holding correct postures, you are able to fire and use your core properly and you have a general understanding of common causes of low back pain, you have the potential to go through life without experiencing low back pai at all!
Yes and No. Sleeping on your back is generally the best position but accompanied with a pillow under your knees to decrease some pressure on the low back and a flat enough pillow under your head so your head isn’t being flexed forward. You can also use a combination of pillow placements to make side sleeping and stomach sleeping more ergonomic because some of us know we might have the best intentions when trying to fall asleep on our back but without fail we end up all twisted and turned around in the morning anyways.
The best way to flex forward is the hip hinge. This is done by bending right at the hips, shooting the glutes backwards and keeping a straight line up your spine from your hips to your head.
A good rule of thumb is to feel the area you wish to treat and see if you feel heat coming off this area compared to other surrounding areas. If there is already heat in that area you should be icing for 20 minutes on, 60 minutes off. If there doesn’t seem to be any heat you are likely okay to choose between heat or ice, whichever you find more helpful.
Keep moving through pain free ranges of motion to make sure your back doesn’t stiffen up. You should also use the hip hinge method when bending and try to avoid going into multiple ranges of motion in your back at one time. Last general piece of advice would be to keep your core tight when bending, twisting or lifting.