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 to 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.

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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. For example, if you continuously hit your thumb with a hammer, it will never start feeling better. Similarly, if you maintain behaviours that irritate your back, your back never has a chance to start feeling better.

We’ll educate you using spinesparing training (see Techniques) 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 most commonly use PulStar MIT for passive treatments, along with other techniques. For active treatments, we will show you postures or movements that you can use during your day to relieve your pain.

“Rebuilding” Your Back

When you injure your back, it leads to changes in the communication between your body and your brain and 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 PulStar MIT to improve the communication between your body and your brain and improve your back muscle coordination. Exercise therapy can improve the communication between your body and your brain, as well. It can also improve your muscle coordination and help to keep your back healthy and strong.

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 you reduce or eliminate back pain. We invite you to book an appointment today!