Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low back pain

Most people will experience low back pain during the most productive years of their life. According to Dr. Nolet’s research in the European Spine Journal, low back pain can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. With four out of five people experiencing back pain at some point in their lifetime. Low back pain has become the number one disability across the globe. Many with lower back pain experience mild pain which gets better quickly. Out of those who received medical attention, one out of three got better after three months. Two out of three still have low back pain a year later.

Education and what you can do:

The Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management Collaboration (OPTIMa) published in the European Journal of Pain (2016)  recommended that treatment start with educating yourself on lower back pain. If you are experiencing back pain on a regular basis, you should try exercising, manual therapy (spinal manipulation and mobilization), rehabilitation (physical and psychological), medication and acupuncture.. If you begin to experience more intense pain, you should consider a chiropractic consultation. Individuals with leg pain can also benefit from chiropractic care.

Dr. Nolet's treatment for lower back pain:

Dr. Nolet uses gentle treatments such as spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to help relieve any pain and/or stiffness you may be feeling in your spine. Soft tissue therapies such as Active Release Technique can be added to your treatment. Having taken Professor Stuart McGill’s Advanced Lower Back Assessment Course, Dr. Nolet is able to help you identify triggers that worsen your pain. This allows Dr. Nolet to begin creating a treatment plan for you to reduce pain and teach you how to self-manage your pain. If you don’t have a chiropractor, Dr. Nolet would be more than happy to consult with you on your low back pain.