Low back pain
Symptoms of back pain
Common types of back pain
Disc Bulges and Herniations
A herniated disc (also called bulged, slipped or ruptured – PS it’s a terrible name and not accurate) is a portion of the inside of the disc is pushed out of the annulus, into the spinal canal through a tear or rupture in the annulus
Sciatica is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The medical term for sciatica is lumbar radiculopathy.
Degenerative disc disease
Degenerative disk disease, or DDD, occurs when regular changes in your spinal disks start to “wear down”. Spinal disks are your shock absorbers, the jelly donuts if you will, between the bones of your spine. As we get older, they start to show signs of wear and tear and this may or may not cause pain.
Sprains and Strains
Low back muscle strains and sprains are a common causes of low back pain. While not serious in nature, they can cause terrible pain and fear of moving. The QLis the most common muscle that is irritated for this, it’s typically felt on either side of the spine, one side or both
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis seem to be the most common types of Arthritis that we see in our clinic
Chronic back pain
This can range from where you carry your stress, bacterial imbalances in the gut, and period pain
What people are saying
Who are the types of people we see with back pain?
Nurses are among the professionals with the highest incidence rates of work-related low back problems. Due to the low back pain caused by these risk factors, every year thousands of nurses in the world work with less efficiency, receive medical reports and/or retire early. Especially the nurses working in intensive care units experience low back pain more frequently due to reasons such as providing patient care by bending forward for long durations, over-forcing/over-loading some body parts while repositioning patients, and sparing more time for patient care. If you know a nurse, consider letting them know about this
A dislocation is when the shoulder “comes out of the socket” and you need help “putting it back in”. A Subluxation is a very similar sensation but the joint comes close to “coming out” but doesn’t fully, it’s a very uncomfortable and unsettling feeling.
Did you hurt yourself playing your sport? Whether it’s throwing a ball, shooting a puck, or hitting a volleyball, we’re able to help reduce and eliminate the pain that you’re getting
Motor Vehicle accidents
Been involved in a car accident that has left you with a shoulder injury? We’re able to work with you and ICBC to get you to feeling better
Where can back pain come from?
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I Am Daryl Stubbs.
Massage Therapist, Athletic Therapist & Nutritionist
I have 7+ years of clinical experience helping people recover from back pain. I’ve helped hundreds of people get out of pain and get back to what they want to be doing. It’s my mission to help you to recover and feel better.
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What they don't tell you about back pain
We believe that there are times that it’s important to understand the official diagnosis and there are times not to. Pain in itself can be pretty tricky to navigate, as everyone is different. There are plenty of people and therapists that believe that poor posture, “degenerative disc disease”, and Sciatica are the causes of pain.
We’d argue that!
You can read more in-depth at the relationship between posture and posture. We don’t argue that posture has an effect on the pain, it’s just quite a bit less than most people think. Imaging and MRI’s can be extremely misleading.If you take people without back pain and put them through a CT scan or MRI scan, you get some pretty crazy results
Percentage of people that have “disc degeneration” WITHOUT back pain
- 37% of 20-year-olds
- 80% of 50-year-olds
- 96% of 80-year-olds
Percentage of people that have “disc bulging” WITHOUT back pain
- 30% of 20-year-olds
- 60% of 50-year-olds
- 84% of 80-year-olds
You can see that the imaging and the “diagnosis”, just doesn’t fit with your pain. We don’t doubt that there are cases that those cause the pain, it’s just not all of them. If we focus only on that, we may miss the real reason why you’re in pain
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