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Low Back Pain

Physical therapy can help you resolve or significantly improve your low back pain. It will help you to identify where your pain is coming from, how long it will take to heal, and what movements make it worse. Low back pain is one of the most common and debilitating conditions that can affect every part of your life. 40% of people experience sciatica-type pain in their lifetime.

As frustrating as any pain is, it is infinitely more frustrating when you do not know exactly what happened. Our experts at Live Life Physiotherapy use hands-on and exercise techniques to get you out of pain and back to Living Your Life On Your Terms.

What Causes Low Back Pain?

There are many structures in the body that can cause low back pain. It can come from gradual and normal age related degenerative changes in your tissues or an acute injury. The culprits for acute back injuries are typically from lifting or an acute trauma like a motor vehicle accident (MVA).

Common Causes of Low Back Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Arthritis and subsequent bone spurs
  • Injuries (sports, accident, overuse, improper lifting techniques)
  • Slipped disc (spondylolisthesis)
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
  • Compression fracture due to osteoporosis
  • Compressed nerves (sciatica, radiculopathy)

This list can sound scary, but all of them have something in common. Your tissues can adapt! Live Life Physiotherapy can guide you on your road to recovery. With a loading program based on your condition and presentation, you will undoubtedly see improvements.

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