Low Back Pain

General or specific treatment for low back pain

General or specific treatment for low back pain

One of the major problems in rehabilitation is a method of repeatedly testing and classifying patients so as to correctly direct treatment and reassess. A recent push for outcome measures pre and post treatment has been made in most rehabilitative areas however until there is both widespread adoption and widespread data indicating that these measures(…)

Analgesics for non-specific low back pain

Analgesics for non-specific low back pain

Non-specific low back pain is one of the most common ailments sending people to physiotherapy or chiropractic care. Given the numerous different mechanical, physiological and neurological reasons for back pain, many times, imaging and tests are inconclusive as to the origin of the back pain. The unfortunate patient is then lumped into NSLBP and given(…)

Whole-Body Vibration and Low Back Pain

Whole-Body Vibration and Low Back Pain

A new trend is appearing in physiotherapy clinics- those vibrating platforms. Having saturated the fitness industry, the corporate leaders seem to be taking aim at the rehabilitation industry as their next major client. I patiently listened to the sales man as he explained how WBV could reduce Low Back Pain. That’s when my brain stopped.(…)

The McKenzie approach to backpain

The McKenzie approach to backpain

The McKenzie approach is a popular treatment among physiotherapists for the treatment of actue and chronic low back pain. It is based on a series of exercises designed to gradually increase back extension tolerance, muscular strength, endurance and postural mechanics. It is used frequently in the treatment of non-specific low back pain, particularly in the(…)