Did you know that nearly 80% of Canadian adults will experience at least one episode of low back pain at some point in their lifetime?1 With back problems being one of the most common chronic conditions in Canada1, it’s no wonder there is so much information out there about how to manage and treat low back conditions. However, trying to figure out what to do for your back pain can be a daunting task. Searching the internet to find out what you should or shouldn’t do can be confusing to say the least. You may find that you end up having more questions than answers.
One of the questions you may have is “can physiotherapy help with my low back pain?” The answer is simple: YES! In fact, research has found that individuals who seek physiotherapy services early after the onset of low back pain go on to use fewer medical services than those who delay seeking physiotherapy treatment. 2 Physiotherapists have been trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of low back conditions. Physiotherapists can help with:
- Educating you on your low back pain
- Providing you with pain and symptom relief
- Mobilizing and manipulating joints
- Developing an exercise program specific to your low back condition
- Providing you with advice on returning to general activities, work, and sports
- Educating you on how to prevent and manage future back problems
- Referring you to other appropriate health providers if needed
Early physiotherapy treatment is the key to decreasing your low back pain and getting you back to full activity as soon as possible.
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- Statistics Canada. Back pain. 2006. Available at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-619-m/2006003/4053542-eng.htm.
- Gellhorn AC, Chan L, Martin B, Friedly J. Management patterns in acute low back pain: The role of Physical Therapy. Spine 2012; 39(9):775-782. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3062937/.