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Treatment for back pain in Calgary

Are you suffering from back pain and reading this blog to find a treatment to relief your pain and to help alleviate your back symptoms? You are not alone, and you are in the right place.

The back is so full of bones, nerves and soft tissue and there is a lot that can go wrong. The anatomy of the back is complex. Among the many parts are the stack of bones called vertebrae, spinal cord, intervertebral disc, spinal nerves, muscles, and ligaments, and all these parts are what keep us moving, walking, turning, and dancing.

Figure 1: suffering from back pain

That is a lot of burden for one relatively small part of our bodies such as the back.


Causes of back pain and back symptoms

Most of the cases of back pain are due to injuries and assaults on the muscles or ligaments which can occur from improper lifting techniques or carrying too much weight, bad posture, and even from the traumatic events such as the impact of a car accident. Traumatic events to the back, like sudden impacts, may cause sprains, nerve damage, fractures, and even spinal cord injuries. Back pain from a car accident can bring a lot of discomfort and pain ranging from mild to severe and even debilitating pain if the spinal cord is damaged. Back pain from spinal cord injuries is usually very serious. Also, some problems may start in a different part of the body and be felt in the back. This is called referred pain.

While most minor back pains will go away within a week without treatment, some back symptoms, like numbness, pins and needles, or a weakening in the legs or arms might be symptoms of a more severe back conditions which requires immediate attention, or the problem could be exacerbated. To be concise, the most common symptoms of neck injuries include:

  •      Pain
  •      Tingling sensations
  •      Burning sensations
  •      Weakness of the legs
  •      Numbness
  •      Limited range of motion

Treatment for back pain

While back pain resulting from minor neck injuries will often resolve on their own with rest, in a lot of cases, patients will benefit from seeing a physiotherapist in Calgary who are specialized in the treatment of back pain in order to develop proper treatment for pain relief. A physiotherapist will begin by assessing the extent and severity of your back problem. This assessment will allow the physiotherapist to create a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your back pain and ultimately fix the issue.

While there is no one size fits all for the treatment of back pain, a treatment plan will often include postural training, gentle exercises, electrical stimulation, traction, massage, ultrasound, acupuncture or chiropractic care. Pain associated from more serious injuries will follow the same detailed assessment with varying evidence-based treatments to follow.


Rhema-Gold Physiotherapy Back Pain Treatment

At Rhema-Gold Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, & Wellness Centre, our team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturist, and chiropractor are specialists at treating people with back pain. With our over 20 years of working to treat people with back pain, our team of experts have the skills needed to properly assess and treat your back problem with confidence. Most importantly, our physiotherapists will tailor a personalized treatment plan to your specific back conditions in order to eliminate your pain, improve strength of your back muscles, and restore your back to the pre-condition level of activities.


So, what are you waiting for? Simply call us at 4034541958 to book an appointment to see one of our physiotherapists or rehabilitation experts. You can also book your appointment online at rhemagoldphysiorehab.ca

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