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11 Dec

Back Pain is a common condition that affects a lot of people worldwide. The causes of back pain can vary from physical injuries to sports injuries and pregnancy.

Back Pain Treatment Oakville

What are the causes of back pain?

Back pain can be caused due to various reasons like poor posture, overuse, or injury but many more causes can lead to back pain like inflammation and degenerative disc disease.

What are the common conditions of the back that the physiotherapists in Oakville can treat?

Some of the conditions most frequently treated by physiotherapists at our Physiotherapy Clinic in Oakville are:

  • Sciatica
  • Postural issues
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Mechanical Back Pain
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Disc Herniation

What type of treatments can help back pain?

At Triangle Physiotherapy Oakville, our physiotherapists use manual therapy, exercises, and pain management strategies to help with back pain. It is important to keep moving and staying active to avoid the recurrence of episodes.

Where can I find a physiotherapist in Oakville?

We have 8 locations with physiotherapists to help you.

Our Oakville Physiotherapy Clinic is located only 2 lights West of Highway 403 on Dundas and 2 lights East of Trafalgar Road on Dundas.

22 Feb

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neuro-hormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing.

What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?

  • Back/Neck pain
  • Rotator Cuff Strain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthiritis
  • Headaches
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bursitis

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is a gentle treatment. Most patients find that the treatments are relaxing and cause minimal discomfort. Acupuncture needles are very fine, metallic, and as thin as a hair, making them quite painless upon insertion. Everyone experiences acupuncture differently, but most feel no pain or very minimal pain as the needles are inserted. You may experience a mild aching sensation or warmth around the needle site.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling (DN) involves using a sterile needle to stimulate the motor point of the muscle. DN is also used on trigger points, or “knots”, that people sometimes feel in their muscles. This stimulation causes an involuntary twitch response, which helps to deactivate the tight muscle and allows it to loosen up.

What conditions can be treated with
Dry Needling?

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis,
  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow),
  • Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow),
  • Piriformis tightness,
  • Cervicogenic headaches,
  • Low back pain,
  • Repetitive stress injuries, and many more!

Does dry needling hurt?

Generally, the insertion of the needle is not felt. The local “twitch response” may provoke a brief pain sensation that has been described as a tingling, aching or cramping sensation.

Are there any side effects to Dry Needling?

Side effects may vary among individuals. Typically, only mild muscle soreness or skin bruising. Your physiotherapist will educate you on the benefits and side effects of dry needling prior to performing the technique on you.

Can physiotherapists and chiropractors perform acupuncture and dry needling?

Yes, physiotherapists, chiropractors, RMTs and naturopaths that have training in acupuncture can perform this technique in a safe an effective manner.

Book an appointment with a practitioner that does dry needling to get help with your condition.