We are all affected by lower back pain at some point in our lives. The pain can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves you incapacitated. The pain can flare up abruptly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Our oft-sedentary lifestyles can also set the stage for low back pain, especially when times of little exercise are punctuated by extreme weekend workouts.
Most lower back pain North York and Vaughan patients experience is acute, or short term, and lasts a few days to a few weeks. It may resolve on its own with self-care, and there is no residual loss of function. The majority of acute lower back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning that there is a disruption in the way the components of the back (spine, muscles, intervertebral discs, and nerves) fit together and move.
Chronic back pain is back pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer, even after an initial injury or underlying cause of acute low back pain has been treated. About 20% of people affected by acute low back pain develop chronic low back pain with persistent symptoms. In some cases, treatment successfully relieves chronic low back pain; in other cases, pain persists despite medical and surgical treatment.
The vast majority of lower back pain is caused by soft tissue irritation previously (and generally) called “mechanical” low back pain. In many cases, lower back pain is associated with spondylosis, a degeneration of the joints, discs, and bones of your spine, and is associated with the normal wear and tear of ageing.
Some examples of lower back pain causes are:
Lower back pain is rarely related to serious underlying conditions, but if it is, it requires immediate medical attention. Serious underlying conditions include:
Other underlying conditions that predispose people to low back pain include:
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Conservative treatment options, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic care, therapeutic massage treatments, or corrective exercise and postural retraining, are often our go-to first-line treatments (along with medications) for back pain. In many instances, they are also used as ongoing therapy strategies for chronic pain.
If your current treatment for chronic lower back pain does not adequately deal with your pain, you should to make a new treatment plan.
Your pain therapy to be re-evaluated or revised if:
The Interventional Pain Specialists (TIPS) offers long-term non-invasive solutions for your chronic lower back pain. We can help you through lower back pain stretches and exercises to manage symptoms and regain mobility. And if your situation requires it, we have more aggressive therapies to resolve chronic pain as well.
At TIPS, we believe that the first step in treating lower back pain is listening. We want to know all about your pain, your needs, and your therapy goals so that we can give you the personalized treatment you need and deserve.
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