What is lower back pain?

Did you know?

Here are some key facts about low back pain from the World Health Organization and American College of Physicians:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions are the second largest contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally!

  • Nonpharmacologic treatment is now the most recommended initial treatment for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain! Nonpharmacologic treatment includes massage, acupuncture, spinal manipulation and multidisciplinary rehabilitation – All of which are offered at Reactivate Muskoka.

  • Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are not just conditions of older age! They are relevant across all ages and activity levels. Between one-in-three and one-in-five people live with painful and disabling musculoskeletal conditions.

How can we help?

Dr. Matthew Diston, one of the chiropractors at Reactivate, is a recent graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he received the most recent evidence-based education on how to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Over the course of the program he became proficient in performing spinal manipulation and various soft tissue techniques as well as prescribing rehabilitation exercises. Throughout his fourth year of chiropractic education he also became certified as a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture provider through the McMaster University Department of Anesthesia in collaboration with the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Education Program. Having a particular interest in low back pain, Dr. Diston also provided guest lectures to the George Brown College Practical Nursing Program where he addressed students on how to care for their low back and prevent work-related back injuries. 

Stay tuned to hear more from Dr. Diston about what you can do to care for and strengthen your low back!