Neck pain may result from numerous chronic or acute factors. Symptoms may range from decreased range of motion, typically with rotation as some individuals may claim that they have difficulty looking in their "blind spot". Other symptoms include localized neck pain, headaches or even tingling or numbness down an arm. Treatment includes restoring normalized range of motion through highly-skilled progressive hands-on techniques and soft tissue mobilization. Furthermore modalities such as electrotherapy, laser and acupuncture may be utilized to decrease pain and reduce symptoms.
Headaches can be severely debilitating and painful, leaving the toughest of us useless. Causes of headaches vary greatly, however the joints of the cervical spine (neck) may contribute to headaches if mobility is restricted and soft tissue (muscle, fascia or connective tissue) pliability is diminished. This may then cause compression of the suboccipital nerve (which travels through the muscles at the base of the skull) producing headache like symptoms.
Our Physiotherapist team at Generations will take you through an in-depth assessment to determine the cause of your headaches. Once established typical treatment include; highly-skilled manual techniques such as spinal manipulation, soft tissue release and mobilizations to help restore proper mobility and mechanics of the neck. Furthermore, exercises involving proper neck and upper back mobility and postural control may be utilized along with modalities such as electrotherapy, laser and acupuncture for pain relief.
Low Back Pain/Lumbar Strain
Lumbar strain is a common term used in the medical community to classify non-descript low back pain. At Generations, our staff specializes in identifying and treating a wide range of back and spinal conditions. By using progressive hands-on techniques including spinal manipulation, our Physiotherapist team has built a reputation that spans the Canadian/U.S. border as leaders in back pain recovery. Our team will work closely with each individual to not only relieve symptoms, but to develop a specialized plan of care that will take into consideration the unique requirements that each individual faces in their work and home lives.
Our Physiotherapist team at Generations specializes in back pain and spinal conditions. Our success stories have produced a reputation that has spread not only through-out the Niagara region but also into Western New York. The team will work with each person to not only establish the cause of the pain, but also to develop a specific plan of care to address the numerous factors that play into back pain. We realize that therapy should not stop once you leave the clinic. By giving each individual specific strategies to work with while at home or at work and combining this with our progressive hands-on manual approach it will become apparent to each person, why our methods have made us second-to-non in treating back pain.
Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Sprain
SIJ sprain typically refers to pain that occurs due to an injury to the joint where the tail bone and the "fan-shaped" hip bones meet. This injury is common in individuals who experience a fall or a high force compression injury to one leg. Pain in this area is also commonly experienced in women after pregnancy. Treatment includes hands-on techniques to address joint alignment issues, self-help strategies, education on aggravating positions and modalities to decrease pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
DDD refers to the loss of space between adjacent vertebral bodies (blocks of the spine). A narrowing of this space is due to a loss of height of the intervertebral discs, resulting from a loss of water absorption. This is a natural reaction that occurs in the body as individuals’ age. Symptoms may range from localized neck or low back pain to radiating pain down the arm or leg, depending on the region of the spine involved. Treatment involves manual mobility and flexibility techniques to promote normalized spinal motion, exercises focused at maintaining proper spinal alignment and possibly the use of mechanical traction to aid in separation of the vertebral bodies, thereby reducing symptoms.