Addressing Back Pain

Author: Filip Smialek PT, CSCS | | Categories: Assessment , Back Pain , Back Pain Assessment , Back Pain Exercises , Back Pain Help , Exercise , Exercise Therapy , Exercises for Back Pain , health , longevity , Manual Therapy , Personal Trainer , Personal Training , recovery , Registered Massage Therapist , rehab , RMT , therapy , Training

Exercise Therapy Toronto

Back pain is something I help many of my clients with both in training and in treatment. Success with treatment and training will depend on each client's condition. I've had some cases resolve after one treatment, and others took half a year of training core endurance and coaching movement that spares the spine. In some cases, the problem comes and goes - it depends on how effectively the pain trigger(s) can be avoided. If, for example, someone has back pain that is triggered by prolonged sitting in a slouched posture and consistent training helps alleviate it, that person will have to improve their posture and be consistent with exercise to alleviate their back pain. The moment they fall off the wagon with correcting their posture at work and training, they may start experiencing back pain again. In other cases, the pain trigger might be a muscle group under strain and tension that needs work to return to healthy tone. In this case, the client could see relief after one treatment. The point is, there is no general cure for back pain because the causes vary. If you experience back pain, I recommend making an appointment to assess and determine what the possible cause(s) may be.

This video outlines a specific case study of a client with back pain, it is not meant as a general prescription for all back pained individuals. This video also presents a recommended resource for anyone that experiences back pain, would like to learn more about the possible causes of their pain, and come up with a plan to alleviate or diminish their pain.

Recommended resource for information regarding back pain, how to identify pain triggers, and work to diminish them:

Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill.

Link to video on McGill Big 3 exercises: