Low Back Pain | Try Vancouver Orthotics
Low Back Pain is the number one symptom patients seek for treatment at our office. 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The alignment of the spine AND bones of the feet all impact pressures experienced through the low back. By improving our ability to "shock absorb" with each step we take, we have a better ability to "dissapate" those forces and avoid the painful experience that is Low Back Pain.
The spine is made up of 24 moving bones called vertebrae. The top 7 vertebrae belong to the cervial spine (the neck), the next 12 to the thoracic spine (mid-back) and the bottom 5 segments make up the low back, or lumbar spine. 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The causes of lower back pain are vast, ranging from traumatic injury, accumulated repetitive strain, to faulty biomechanics. People often overlook how faulty biomechanics in one’s gait and posture while standing can cause or influence low back pain. For example, if a person has flat feet, they will tend to roll each foot inward when they stand as a means of shock absorption (this is called overpronating). In people with overpronated feet and ankles, the distribution of weight can cause the knees to turn inward, and this can lead to unsteady hip posture that consequently destabilizes the spine causing back pain.
If you suspect that the lower back pain you are feeling may be the result of abnormal biomechanics, custom orthotic inserts may give you the lower back pain relief you’ve been looking for. Chiropractic treatment can be another extremely beneficial treatment for lower back pain as well. For more information on chiropractic treatment and low back pain, visit our chiropractic website.
Relief for Low Back Pain is available.
Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to successfully treating Low Back Pain. He can help evaluate & diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.
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