Why Does My Back & Neck Hurt?
Pain is a symptom of the underlying mechanical problem. The vast majority of back, sciatica or neck pain is caused by poor mechanical movement of the spine. This occurs from poor posture, alignment, flexibility, coordination, and weak spinal muscles.
Many people turn to over-the-counter medications, see their doctor for prescription medications, and even have expensive MRI’s and x-rays, without achieving any long-lasting results. These approaches focus on the symptom, not treating the root cause of the problem. As pain therapists, we get results, because we are the mechanics of the body, treating the root mechanical problems of spinal pain. We are going to teach you what we do to alleviate back pain, so you can help the health of your back and get back to the activities you enjoy.
Main Causes of Back Pain
Back pain is a mechanical problem and therefore, must be treated as such. Here are the main causes most back pain:
- Poor daily posture
- Lack of flexibility
- Poor spinal joint stability
- Inadequate core muscle strength
- Lack of spinal coordination and balance
Getting To The Root Of The Problem
Back pain can be occasional or chronic. Whichever your back pain is, your body is telling you that something is wrong and if you don’t fix it, there will be more serious consequences in the future. Many chronic problems such as arthritis, stenosis, herniated discs and sciatica can be dramatically helped with the right treatment.
The sooner you address the root of the problem, the less risk for long-term damage to your spine. Your spine will thank you!
How does Physiotherapy help? What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists have Masters degrees in Physiotherapy. Registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, they evaluate orthopedic and neurological conditions that eﬀect movement. Many years of medical training goes to being a physical therapist. Our focus is on evaluation of your joint, muscle, coordination, walking, and balance movements. This allows us to pinpoint the exact mechanical problems of your spine.
Physiotherapists are also experts in hands on physiotherapy treatments such as massage, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and much more. In addition to gentle hands-on therapy, a physical therapy session also involves specific therapeutic exercises that target aﬀected areas, rebuilding flexibility, strength and coordination. Finally, a physiotherapist teaches you how to take care of your body with exercises, posture techniques and more for long-lasting results.
If you want to know more about how we can help you alleviate your back pain for good, call us today to speak with one of our therapists. Call us at our Bowmanville Clinic, Cobourg Clinic, Oshawa Clinic, Peterborough Clinic, and Port Hope Clinic. You could also reach us online here.
This article was an excerpt taken from our free back pain relief manual, You could download it by clicking here.
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About the Author
This article was written by We-Fix-U’s Owner and experienced Registered Physiotherapist. He has taken a special interest in treating back injuries since his own back surgery and rehab experience. His highlights have been working as a Physio along side the athletes from the 2000 Olympics. Dave is always willing to help when needed.