Back pain affects the quality of life of a large segment of the population. Onset can be sudden or insidious and may restrict daily activities at home, work, or during leisure time.
The causes are varied and the symptoms numerous; they include severe pain in the back and legs, numbness in the lower limbs, weakness in the legs and trunk, loss of sensitivity, etc.
Physiotherapy professionals have the knowledge and expertise necessary to assess the problem, determine the cause, and establish an effective treatment plan tailored to the individual.
Physiotherapy can be used to reposition vertebrae, relax tissues and muscles, relieve tension, reduce pain, stabilize an unstable area, strengthen and improve control of back muscles to help regain full physical mobility, and address numerous other issues, depending on the patient’s needs.
The following are some of the many types of back pathologies and injuries that can be effectively treated with physiotherapy:
- Low back strain
- Herniated discs
- Spinal or sacroiliac instability
- Vertebral fractures
- Facet syndrome