Back Pain and Sciatica Treatment in London, Ontario

Back pain is one of the most prevalent causes of discomfort

Expert Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain Relief

Experience personalized back pain and sciatica treatment at Quantum Physiotherapy in London, Ontario. Our experienced physiotherapists can help you manage pain, improve mobility, and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Back pain, and especially lower back pain, is one of the most prevalent causes of discomfort & disability and absence from work in Canada.

Back pain can be caused by acute injuries, such as falls, lifting heavy objects, or car accidents. Other causes can be abnormal posture, inadequate strength and flexibility. The pain can arise from structures like discs, ligaments, joints and muscles, but it is most commonly not due to any major injury to these structures.

Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis itself, it is a commonly described symptom by Lower Back Pain patients.

The Sciatic Nerve:

  • Formed in the lumbar spine
  • Travels down the posterior part of the leg to the foot

Possible issues with the sciatic nerve:

  • Entrapment
  • Irritation
  • Compression
  • Inflammation

Symptoms of sciatica may include:

  • Sharp, shooting, or burning pain down the leg
  • Constant pain in the buttock area
  • Other neurological symptoms

Back Pain and Sciatica Treatment

Sacro-illac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction is the name given to pain and symptoms that arise from the joint in your buttock area. This can cause sitting sensitivity problems. It is estimated that up to 30% of lower back pain arises from the Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.

The Sacroiliac Joints are the joints that connect the wedge-shaped sacrum to each pelvic bone. The Sacroiliac joints are designed to absorb and transfer your weight from your legs to your spine when walking, because of this they are strong and stable.

Sacro-illac Joint Dysfunction
Nerve Root Irritation

Nerve Root Irritation

Lumbar Nerve Root Irritation is when your nerve become sensitised or irritated as they exit the opening in your spine.

This can be because of changes in structural changes, like arthritis or osteophytes forming, and it can also be due to inflammation caused by the repetitive strain of soft tissue structures in your lower back. When this happens, the nerve roots become irritated and pain can be felt down your leg. You may also feel changes in sensation, like numbness, tingling or pins and needles.


Lumbar Nerve Root Compression or Lumbar Radiculopathy refers to pain or neurological symptoms that arise from compression of the nerve root as it leaves the spine to travel down the leg.

The pain that arises is commonly felt in the leg and is commonly referred to as sciatica or lumbago. Weakness, numbness or other neurological symptoms may also be present.


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