• Lower Back Pain

  • If you are suffering from lower back pain, you are not alone. More than 80 percent of adults will experience lower back pain at some point during their lives. It affects both genders equally, and intensity can range from a mild annoyance to a sharp sensation that causes incapacitation. It is actually the leading cause of job-related disability and the most common cause of work absenteeism.

    Lower back pain can be triggered by trauma, lifting, repetitive bending/stooping, joint degeneration (arthritis), bad posture, age, pregnancy and weight gain among other factors.

    If you are worried about your back, physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments available. By attending physiotherapy, you will learn about specific exercises that will strengthen your core muscles and improve your posture. It’s usually the first treatment method recommended for patients since it teaches them how to manage their condition and how to avoid future problems.

    Other therapies that are effective include acupuncture, massage, spinal mobilization and manipulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).