Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can humble anyone!

We specialize in providing evidence-based lower back pain treatment

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What do you know ABOUT lower back pain?

Your lower back is involved in literally EVERY action or posture you execute, no matter how big or small. Even the simple act of lifting your arm to reach for an object demands effort from muscles spanning the whole spine, that act on dozens of joints, tugging and pulling on countless ligaments. It is for this reason that any kind of back condition, mild or severe, can be quite debilitating.

Even a mild form of back injury can stop you in your tracks and have you questioning, “will I ever be the same again?”. It is for this reason that back pain is one of the top 3 reasons for seeking medical care.

THE PROBLEM? Traditional medicine has no good answers for back pain!

What’s CAUSING your lower back pain?

There are a number of tissues that can be responsible for your pain in the back. Figuring out WHAT hurts can give us insight into HOW you hurt your back (and vice versa).

Most common sources of lower back pain:

Facet Joints

The facet joints can be irritated and injured with unchecked movements and straining postures. Pain associated with this injury is often local, and can range from dull and achy, to sharp and severe. Bending backwards (arching your lower back) is often irritating.

Muscle Tension/Strain

Prolonged muscle tension or a strain can be the source of debilitating pain.

In mild forms, this can present as local stiffness and soreness. More severe injuries can induce local muscle spasms and even radiate pain lower down, into the buttock and leg.

Spinal Discs

You may have heard of the term “slipped disc” as a source of pain. Contrary to that belief, discs cannot “slip” out, but that does not mean that they cannot be a significant source of pain.

Spinal discs become vulnerable to injury with proloned slouching postures and repetitive and/or loaded low back bending movements.

A mild disc injury can present itself as a nagging local pain at the lowest part of the back, particularly when sitting or bending forward. More severe disc injuries can inflame local nerves and cause unrelenting pain down the leg combined with numbness and weakness (see SCIATICA)

Rest assured, as debilitating as back pain can be, it can be very effectively managed without the use of medication or surgery!

NO-NONSENSE Lower Back Pain Treatment

We utilize a comprehensive and scientific evidence-based approach to the treatment of your back conditions. NO FLUFF! Only results-based care.

Chiropractic

Chiropractors are the leaders in non-medical spinal care. They have the tools reduce pain, aleviate joint and muscle tension and are skilled in evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for back conditions

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are specialists in movement and function. Most back conditions are movement-related. A physiotherapist will assess functional definciency related to your condition, and provide you with strategies to overcome this.

Massage Therapy

Muscle tension, spasm and strain are the hallmark of back pain. Massage therapists are the masters of muscle work. Possessing the tools to relieve even the most stubborn muscle pain or tension.

Exercise Medicine

The key to low back treatment and prevention is the development of a resilient and well-conditioned lower back. Every NO-NONSENSE approach to back pain must include therapeutic exercise.

Your NO-NONSENSE path to recovery

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Understand It

Knowing the EXACT nature of your condition is top priority. This will guide all treatment decisions.

The following PROPEL practitioners have the expertise to diagnose your lower back pain:

Care for a stiff lower back (no pain) can also be initiated by one of our massage therapists.

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Manage It

A no-nonsense lower back pain treatment plan needs to be comprehensive and result-based. A combination of the following therapies may be used:

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Stay Resilient

The key to any no-nonsense low back treatment and prevention strategy is the development of a resilient and well-conditioned lower back. 

PROPEL has you covered with the following resilience building services:

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Understand It

Knowing the EXACT nature of your condition is top priority. This will guide all treatment decisions.

The following PROPEL practitioners have the expertise to diagnose your lower back pain:

Care for a stiff lower back (no pain) can also be initiated by one of our massage therapists.

01

Manage It

A no-nonsense lower back pain treatment plan needs to be comprehensive and result-based. A combination of the following therapies may be used:

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Stay Resilient

The key to any no-nonsense low back treatment and prevention strategy is the development of a resilient and well-conditioned lower back. 

PROPEL has you covered with the following resilience building services:

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Relevant Treatments:

Active Release
Technique (art)

Pregnancy
Care

Dynamic Neuromuscular
Stabilization (dns)

You deserve reliable healthcare you can trust!

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