The key to successfully overcoming back pain is to address and alleviate the cause. If the cause is addressed and alleviated, the pain will resolve. However, if the cause is not addressed, it does not matter what is done to address the pain, the best outcome that can be expected is temporary pain relief.
It is very likely that the reason you still have back pain is because nothing you have done has addressed and removed the cause of your pain.
Our approach to helping you overcome your back pain centers around addressing and alleviating the cause of your pain. It involves the following three components:
1. Finding the Cause: A Thorough And Personalized Assessment
The cause of your back pain will be identified through an assessment that includes an in-depth conversation with you about your back pain and an examination that involves an assortment of various posture and movement-based tests to probe the structures of your back. Any imaging studies you have of your back (eg. x-rays, CT scans, MRIs) may also be viewed to aid in determining the specific cause of your pain. The assessment is typically about 2 hours in length.
2. Removing the Cause: Patient-Specific Posture and Movement Modifications
Based on the assessment findings, you will receive guidance on posture, movement and activity modifications to remove the cause of your back pain. This will reduce the strain on your back during your daily activities and work tasks, which will allow the pain to decrease and the sensitized tissues to rest and heal.
3. Rebuilding Your Spine: Individualized Spinal Rehabilitation
Patient-specific spinal rehabilitation exercises, tailored to your condition and needs, will be prescribed. These exercises will help to increase the robustness of your low back and build a foundation for pain-free activity.
The number of follow-up appointments needed varies from person to person. Each follow-up appointment is typically 1/2 an hour to 1 hour in length.