Better Back Clinic


 

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems and can affect anyone at any point in life. There are several factors that may increase your risk. Some of these risk factors include: Fitness level, weight gain, heavy lifting and job-related risk factors, pregnancy, ageing and heredity. But did you know that psychological attitudes and mindset also play a role in managing and responding to pain?

Pilates commonly treats inefficiencies that are related to foot or shoulder biomechanics or ribcage placement or thoracic spine that is mis-aligned. BETTER BACK CLINIC can identify inefficient movement patterns that are creating the pain-cycle and calibrate the movements to help you restore function and it also examines how emotions can play a role in perpetuating and maintaining pain cycles. Learn how to improve awareness, self-correct disorganized movement patterns and manage anxiety and depression.

BETTER BACK CLINIC will teach you effective exercises as well as three simple techniques to help manage anxiety and stress, along with step-by-step instructions on how to perform them to achieve maximum benefit. These exercises and techniques can be done from the comfort of your own home (join through zoom) or in person and should be part of your chronic pain management plan.

There are different structures in the anatomy of the back that work together to support your body. Misalignment in any of these structures can cause pain and discomfort. There are four regions of the spine:
• Cervical
• Thoracic
• Lumbar
• Sacrum

Symptoms of back pain can vary and back pain can range from local pain that is specific to generalized pain that radiates to other parts of the body. Depending on the type and cause you may experience:
• Increasing pain with lifting and bending
• Worsening pain when resting, sitting or standing
• Pain that radiates away from the back into the buttocks, leg or hip

Please see your doctor if you are experiencing acute pain or pain that does not improve after a few weeks or if symptoms worsen.

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