Back Pain Relief: 3 Powerful Physiotherapy Techniques

Welcome to Jannalee Physiotherapy! We’re dedicated to helping you enjoy an active, pain-free life in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Whether you love walking, playing hockey, or running around with your grandkids, we want to keep you doing what you love without back pain.

Back Pain Relief
Understanding Your Back

Back pain can be complicated, so let’s break it down to understand how our bodies work and how physiotherapy can help.

Imagine your spine as a strong, flexible tower made up of many small bones called vertebrae. These bones stack on top of each other, connected by joints that allow you to bend and twist. Inside these joints are special receptors that send signals to your brain, telling it where your body is in space, helping you balance and move correctly. Surrounding this tower are muscles, which support your spine and help you move.

When these muscles get too tight, they can pull on your spine and cause pain. Between each vertebra are discs, which act like cushions to absorb shock when you move. Sometimes, these discs can get injured or herniated, bulging out and pressing on nerves, causing pain in your back or even down your legs. Nerves are like telephone lines that send messages to your brain about what you feel, like hot or cold, sharp or dull. They also tell your muscles when to move. If a nerve gets compressed by a bone, muscle, or disc, it can cause pain and other problems.

How Physiotherapy Can Help With Back Pain

At Jannalee Physiotherapy, we use several techniques to help reduce your back pain and improve your movement. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Identifying the Problem
    The first step is to figure out which part of your back is causing the pain. We do a thorough assessment to pinpoint the exact problem. This helps us create a personalized treatment plan just for you.
  2. Exercises
    We use specific exercises to address the different issues that can cause back pain.
    • Tight Muscles: If your muscles are too tight, we show you stretching exercises. Stretching helps to loosen the muscles, making them less tight and reducing pain. Stretching can also improve your flexibility, helping you move better.
    • Discs: If your pain is caused by a herniated disc, we help you find positions that relieve pressure on the disc. We might use specific exercises that gently move the disc back into place, reducing the pressure on your nerves.
    • Receptors: If your receptors are overactive, we teach you exercises to make them less sensitive. These exercises help to “reset” the receptors, so they don’t send too many pain signals to your brain.
    • Nerves: If your nerves are compressed, we use nerve sliders. These are special exercises that help your nerves move better. Nerve sliders can reduce pain and improve how well your nerves work.
  3. Education

Once you experience low back pain you are more than likely to experience it again. We want to give you the tools to be able to manage your pain when the pain comes back without having to come back to the clinic. This might be pain management strategies, resting positions, or just general exercise. It is our mission to keep you being independent and enjoy the things that make your heart sing pain free. 

Conclusion

Don’t let back pain stop you from living your life to the fullest. At Jannalee Physiotherapy, we offer personalized care to help you feel better and stay active. Our experienced team will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Whether it’s stretching tight muscles, relieving pressure on a herniated disc, calming overactive receptors, or helping compressed nerves move better, we have the tools and knowledge to help you.

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Contact Us:

  • Email: admin@jannaleephysio.com
  • Phone: 306-786-3300
  • Location: Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Take the first step towards a pain-free life. Contact Jannalee Physiotherapy today and let us help you get back to doing what you love!