Our mobile team includes a physician, physical therapists, massage therapists, osteopaths, and kinesiologists who can travel to your home or workplace in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, the South Shore, and the North Shore.
A problem you shouldn’t ignore
Lumbago is one of the most common chronic health care problems in the country. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, 80% of Canadians will experience lumbago during their adult life.
There are many factors that can lead to lumbago and it often requires the intervention of a multidisciplinary team to assess its causes and provide the right treatment.
Back pain can be an acute problem, lasting under six weeks, but it can also become a chronic health issue, lasting for more than three months. In any case, lumbago can severely hinder a person’s ability to go about their daily activities.
The causes of lumbago
To treat lumbago, you first need to find its causes. There are several factors that can lead to lumbago and in response, there are a variety of therapeutic approaches available. Obtaining medical advice is therefore essential to getting the right treatment.
The main causes of lumbago:
- Trauma resulting in injuries to muscles or ligaments ;
- Herniated disk;
- A syndrome affecting joint movement ;
- Degeneration of intervertebral discs ;
- Inflammatory rheumatism such as arthritis, arthrosis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Unfortunately, for most people suffering from lumbago, it can be impossible to clearly identify the cause of their back pain. However, the following factors can exacerbate their condition:
- Bad posture when working for long periods of time at a non-ergonomic desk ;
- A sedentary lifestyle ;
- Poor back and abdominal muscle tone and strength ;
- Constant pressure on joints and back muscles, through poorly executed movements for example ;
- Obesity ;
- Stress ;
Getting a diagnosis from our physician
To get the right treatment for your back pain, you first need the proper diagnosis. Our in-home physician can travel to you to assess your condition. They might ask you about your medical history and lifestyle habits to provide you with the correct assessment.
Several factors can cause back pain and because it can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying condition, it’s important to obtain medical advice before seeking treatment. Our physician will be able to direct you to the therapeutic approach best tailored to your condition.
A full-service health care team
By calling upon mobile services from Clinique GOTM, you’ll have access to professionals from a variety of health care disciplines who can help you with your pain.
First, a physical therapist can use various treatments for your condition in line with your physician’s medical assessment. These treatments can help relieve your pain, improve your overall mobility, and loosen and strengthen muscles that can cause back pain.
Our massage therapists can reduce your back pain by helping your muscles relax. A message from a professional can also help improve the quality of your sleep.
You can also consult an osteopath for your back problems. Their treatments are specifically designed to relieve your pain. Thanks to their global vision of your body, they can help increase your back’s mobility and prevent chronic pain.
Finally, a kinesiologist can help you adopt healthier lifestyle habits. Thanks to targeted exercises adapted to your condition, a kinesiologist will help you strengthen your abdominal and back muscles.