"Thorough assessment and adjustment that left me feeling ready for the next day of work.

Dr. Chow is experienced, super welcoming and a great person to have conversations with too. Highly recommending this to anyone with back issues like myself, who wants to be in a friendly environment and take home useful information about themselves when they leave the clinic."

~ Freddy, Google Review (Scarborough, ON)

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Suffering From Low Back Pain?
You are not alone, 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their life.

Pain in the lower back is the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide and the number one reason people seek help from a chiropractor. Learn about some of the common low back conditions we treat at Evomotion Health and Wellness.

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Why Should I Seek Help For My Low Back Pain?

Your low back, also called the lumbar spine, is made up of 5 vertebrae. It is what connects your spine to your pelvis and is responsible for bearing the weight of your upper body and allowing movement. It is used in almost everything you do; from sitting, to standing, to walking, to lifting. 

Mechanical Low Back Pain

Mechanical low back pain is caused by stress to a combination of the muscles, joints, and ligaments of the low back. It accounts for 90% of all low back pain complaints. Generally, it is difficult to identify a specific event that started the pain. The condition often progresses from reptitive movements or prolonged posture.

Symptoms May Include:

  • Pain in the low back
  • Stiffness in the low back
  • Restrictions with low back movements
  • Referred pain to the buttock
  • Muscle spasms
  • Slight swelling and redness
Discogenic Low Back Pain

In between each of our vertebrae sits a flat and round cushion called the intervertebral disc. Our discs are strong and flexile, acting as shock absorbers when you load your spine. Sometimes, disc may deform due to excessive loading and can protrude or herniate away from it's normal location. This can affect other structures in the low back, most often the spinal nerves.

Symptoms May Include:

  • Dull and achy back pain
  • Shooting pain down the leg (Sciatica)
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg or foot
  • Worsening of pain with bending forward or sitting
  • Worsening pain with coughing, sneezing, or straining
  • Relief of pain with lying down or walking
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when there is narrowing of the spinal canal, usually due to degenerative changes. It mostly affects adults over the age of 60 years. With a smaller canal, the spinal cord may become compressed leading to pain and various symptoms.

Symptoms May Include:

  • Low back pain
  • Pain or burning that radiates down the buttock, thigh, legs, and feet
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the lower extremity
  • Walking impairment or poor balance
  • Aggravation of lower extremity symptoms with walking or standing
  • Relief with a forward flexed position or sitting
Spondylolysthesis

Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of a spinal bone, usually forward, out of alignement with respect to the one below. The displacement of the vertebra can lead to instability and cause low back pain. Most often, it affects young athletes who overextension their low back and those over the age of 50 years due to degenerative changes. 

Symptoms May Include:

  • Low back pain
  • Radiation of pain into the buttock or back of the thigh
  • Hamstring tension and spasms
  • Difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination
  • Aggravation of symptoms with hyperextension
  • Relief with lying on your back
Don't Let Low Back Pain Defeat You.
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