Low Back Pain

Living with back pain can be debilitating. It can limit you in everything you do, including your home life, your work life, and your social life. Thankfully, we can help.

Low back pain is the most common complaint we treat at Flamborough Health Clinic. In fact, an estimated 80-90% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their life. In many cases, Flamborough Health Clinic has helped patients move forward with life without back pain or helped them to manage their pain so it doesn’t prevent them from enjoying their daily activities.

Common types of back pain that we treat include:

  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniations/bulges
  • Pinched nerves
  • Facet syndrome
  • Disc degeneration
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Femoral nerve pain
  • Muscle pain/strains
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
  • SI (sacroiliac) joint pain
  • Pregnancy-related back pain

Understanding Pain Triggers

At Flamborough Health Clinic, we’ll show you what your pain trigger is and how to avoid aggravating your back during your daily activities. Just as if you continuously hit your thumb with a hammer, it will never start to feel better, so if you maintain behaviours that irritate your back, it will never have a chance to start feeling better.

We’ll educate you using spinesparing training (see McGill Method) and show you how to perform your daily activities to best avoid your pain trigger.

Back Pain Treatments

At Flamborough Health Clinic, we’ll provide treatments that will decrease your pain and also show you what you can do yourself to relieve pain. We will show you postures or movements that you can use during your day to relieve your pain. If necessary, we may also provide you with some form of passive treatment, such as chiropractic adjustments, to help decrease your pain.

“Rebuilding” Your Back

When you injure your back, it can lead to a variety of changes including: 1) changes in spinal stiffness/stability, 2) changes in the communication between your body and your brain, and 3) changes in how your back muscles are coordinated. To successfully alleviate pain and reduce the risk of reoccurrence, those changes need to be minimized or reversed.

We use a variety of exercises and treatments to address these changes in order to minimize or reverse them. The goal is to get your low back healthy and strong again.

A back pain sufferer himself, Dr. Wilbrink has first-hand experience in how it affects your life and how it can be successfully managed.

Our treatments are proven in helping reduce or eliminate back pain. We invite you to book an appointment today!