Back Pain

Common Symptoms and Causes of Back Pain

Emerging gradually without incident, or suddenly and severely following a seemingly simple movement, back pain is the most common disability for those under the age of 45. Most often, these conditions arise after an acute injury, longstanding overuse, or due to poor posture. Causes of back pain include a range of conditions that affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves or other soft tissues or joints.

Some conditions may include:

  • Lumbar Muscle Strain
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis

How can physiotherapy help to relieve back pain?

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis of your back condition is a pivotal first step in your treatment program. At Profusion Rehab, our highly skilled Physiotherapist will provide detailed assessment with a comprehensive physical examination of all structures of the lower back, and will offer manual therapy, electrotherapy,ultrasound therapy, massage therapy and a personalized exercise program based on your assessment, ability and fitness levels. Clinical studies have also revealed that Therapeutic/Kinesio Taping has been proven to reduce disability and pain in people with chronic low back pain, especially beneficial to preventing further back injury in patients and athletes.