Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Lower back pain is very common. In fact, up to 80% of Canadians will experience low back pain at least once during their lifetime. About 70% those people will experience 3 or more additional episodes of low back pain! Exercise is an integral part of your treatment and management of low back pain.
What causes low back pain?
The majority of people with low back pain, will have a non-specific disorder, meaning they don't have specific disorders such as herniated discs, spinal spinosis, disc bulge, disc degeneration, spondylosis and spondylolisthesis.
Low back pain can be caused by a variety of problems from poor posture or lifting mechanics, or previous injuries elsewhere in the body, i.e. whiplash from car accident, sprained ankle, or shoulder injuries. However, nearly 80% of women who experience low back pain has pelvic floor dysfunction! Your pelvic floor muscles, fascia or nerves may be contributing to your symptoms/pain.
Complete the following questionnaire to find out if your low back pain may be due to pelvic floor dysfunction.
What can I do to manage my back pain?
Staying active is key! Exercise is an integral part of your treatment and management of low back pain.
The best approach for managing your back pain is to have an individually designed and supervised rehabilitative exercise program. A Professional Kinesiolosist will establish your baseline with a detailed and thorough assessment, and prescribe specific and appropriate exercise to improve muscle function, increase range of motion, increase strength and reduce pain.
It is important that if you have had multiple episodes of back pain, that you seek professional guidance in planning an exercise program. The body is great at compensating! The pain often goes away after each bout of low back pain as the body finds new ways to keep functioning. But continuing to use non-optimal strategies can lead to wear and tear on the joints of the lumbar spine and soft tissues of the pelvic floor may lead to conditions like degenerative disc disease or pelvic organ prolapse.
A professional Kinesiologist will help unwind those compensations, re-train your core to function optimally, and teach you optimal strategies that are healthier for your body!
Low Back Pain and Working with a Kinesiologist
Our Professional Kineisologists are specialists in improving lower back pain. We have advanced training in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and pelvic health. We can treat the root cause of your low back pain and prescribe a personalized rehabilitation program.