Bonavista Physical Therapy Calgary Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain

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What is Low Back Pain (LBP)?

Did you know low back pain (LBP) affects nearly 80% of adults at some time in their lives? And 60-75% of patients that have back pain once will experience recurring problems. The majority of back pain is mechanical. This means that there is a problem with the moving parts of the spine. The tissues affected can include discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or cartilage. Physiotherapy will help you learn the cause of your LBP, relieve pain and get you safely back to your activities. Don’t wait! The earlier you seek help, the quicker your recovery and typically fewer treatments are required.

Signs & Symptoms of Low Back Pain

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Middle or one sided pain
Worse with movement or getting up from sitting
Buttock or hip pain
Often is radiating from the low back (lumbar spine)
Sharp spasms in the back
Often worse with coughing or sneezing
Pain extending down the back or side of leg
Sciatica (pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve) originates from the lumbar spine
tingling or numbness in the buttock, leg or foot
Often due to a compressed nerve in the spine

Low Back Pain Treatment

The focus of our treatment is getting you moving comfortably again and able to self-treat long-term.

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First, your physiotherapist (PT) will take a very detailed history regarding the onset, duration, irritability, intensity, location, aggravating and easing factors of your symptoms. They will also complete a physical assessment of your movement and limitations. Once the PT has determined that you have mechanical pain of musculoskeletal origin, we will explain the anatomy and cause of the pain and begin treatment aimed at helping you manage and prevent future episodes. From there, the PT will give you some simple movements or postures that will help reduce the mechanical strain on your tissues and promote healing. Most patients start noticing decreased pain and increased range of motion on the first visit.

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Mechanical Diagnosis and Physiotherapy for LBP Can:

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  • Ensure proper diagnosis of your type of LBP
  • Reduce pain and disability
  • Improve mobility and function
  • Help you manage your own symptoms
  • Help to avoid recurrence of LBP
  • Equip you with home exercises for strength and flexibility
  • Reduce the progression of Degenerative Disc Disease (arthritis)
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Over the past 3 years, we’ve compared our stats to 16.9 million assessments and 19,600 clinicians in over 4,200 clinics. Find out more with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO).

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