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“How to End Your Low Back Pain Fast, Without Pills, Injections or Surgery”

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  • Do you feel like an ancient relic when you get out of bed in the morning?
  • Does your spine sound like LEGO clicking together when you stand up?
  • Are you in daily pain and worried you might need surgery?

Well, guess what?

It won't magically get better if you ignore it.

Rest is not best.

In fact, if low back pain causes you to struggle to pick clothes up off the floor, run to catch the kids or hurts when you carry groceries, please book a consult with one of our physios right away to prevent things getting worse – because if you regularly “tough it out” it, you could be doing permanent damage.

Plus, how much life are you missing out on because you’re always in pain?

If that sounds like you, you’re not the only one – we see patients who have been stoically (or stupidly; however you want to look at it) putting up with chronic daily pain all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain is one of the most common issues we treat in our physiotherapy clinic in Markham, Ontario.

(So, don't leave it to your chance. Because worst-case scenario, you could end up needing spinal surgery or develop a long-term disability and lose your independence altogether).

When it comes to lower back pain, the first things patients ask us is:

“Why Me?”...

or

“Why Is My Lower Back Still Hurting When I’ve Been Resting For At Least 6 Months?”

We just expect our bodies to fix things, don’t we?

Like magic, we want to wake up one morning and feel like we did before the pain started… But months later, you're still in pain – feeling even stiffer and more uncomfortable than when it started, right?

Does This Sound Like You?

So many patients who come to see us with low back pain say,

"I saw my doctor when the pain started. They told me it was old age/growing pains/overuse. They said I should stop what I was doing and take prescription anti-inflammatories and go back in three weeks if I was still in pain”.

They sit at home, “resting” on doctor’s orders – not moving and not exercising.

But nothing changes, of course – and they're back in the doctor's office three weeks later with a few more pounds added to the "Molson Muscle."

Think about it this way…

If you had a bike and the chain that connects the pedals to the gears falls off. But everything else seems okay – the bell works, there’s air in the tires, spokes are straight, and the handlebars are secure.

What happens when you try to spin the pedals?

The tires won’t turn, eh?

Now, imagine I tell you to take your bike and REST it for three weeks.

You spray the gears with WD40 (painkillers) every day.

Then you try the pedals again in three weeks.

What's changed?

Correct – absolutely NOTHING.

You didn't fix the problem.

The chain in your body needs attention.

No amount of rest, painkillers, or other pain-masking methods is going to fix it.

We help you fix it for good, naturally – without pills, injections, or surgery.

If you haven’t studied anatomy and physiology and how the musculoskeletal system works, back pain is confusing because there are many potential causes, from strains, sprains and structural problems to injuries, medical conditions and bulging discs. But whatever the reason, believing that you must endure it as part of life or a natural part of getting older, categorically isn’t true. Not on our watch, anyway.

If You Are Living With Pain, Here’s The Top 7 Reasons Why Lower Back Pain Is Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You thought it would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t
  • The doctor gave you prehistoric advice to rest and take painkillers – except the pills made you feel sick, and the pain came back as soon as the drugs wore off.
  • Well-meaning (but misguided) friends and relatives told you they’ve all got back pain too, so you should just accept it.
  • You tried a hypnotist, a herbalist, an energy healer and anyone else willing to take your money, but nothing helped.
  • You tried curing yourself with YouTube videos, fancy foam rollers and back stretching routines, but they either didn't help or made your pain a million times worse.
  • You swore yourself off all forms of exercise and movement and watched TV for three straight weeks. It seemed like a good idea to rest. But all that did was make your back muscles even stiffer and bending even more painful.
  • You tried a relaxing spa massage to try and escape from the pain. It worked for a while, but the pain returned within a couple of days.

Some of these are tongue in cheek. We speak from many years of experience treating patients who are desperate to fix their back pain. But we also know that lower back pain is no laughing matter. It’s miserable. That’s why we’re so passionate about it – and we’re seriously good at what we do.

You don’t have to put up with lower back pain – we would love to help you get rid of it for good. All you need to do to get started is book a free appointment with one of our physiotherapists. You can choose to do this via the telephone or a Discovery Visit at our clinic in Markham, Ontario. But, again, there is no obligation to commit to treatment – it's just an opportunity for you to find out how we can help and decide whether we're the right fit for you.

How does that sound?

Are you ready to get out of pain?

Click the link below to book your complimentary appointment to get some straight-talking advice on what's wrong with your lower back and how we can help you fix it fast.

What Can I do to Get Rid of My Back Pain Quickly?...

Well, here are our top tips:

  • The first one is a no-brainer; Decide to get help. Don’t procrastinate any longer. If you’ve had low back pain for a while, it most likely won't get better with time. Instead, you'll be another six months older and still in pain – potentially with permanent damage that you can't fix with physiotherapy alone. So commit to doing something about it before things get even worse.
  • Exercising at home won't find or treat the root cause of your low back pain. But it can improve the symptoms and reduce stiffness if you do the right exercises and perform them correctly. But it's essential to have these exercises prescribed and demonstrated for you by a physiotherapist to avoid movements that could exacerbate the situation or cause further injury.
  • Get up and move around – the worst thing you can do for low back pain is to spend too much time stuck in one stationary position, like sitting at a desk or lying down. This lack of movement causes the back muscles to stiffen and tighten up, making the pain worse. So, try and get up and move around regularly – even if it's just a short walk around your home or office. But if you can manage it, a 30-minute, gentle walk outdoors is even better.
  • Get “in-person” Physiotherapy – Nothing beats professional physiotherapy for lower back pain. At PHYSIO FOR SURGERY, it's one of the most common complaints we treat. So we can find the root cause quickly and get you back to work, in the gym or on the track, field or pitch and back enjoying time with your friends and family again as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the physiotherapy team at Physio For Surgery, Markham can help fix your low back pain – we recommend you start with a free, risk-free appointment to try us out:

Note: This Free Appointment is perfect for people who are apprehensive about physiotherapy, haven’t tried it before and are unsure about how we help with lower back pain. Does that sound like you? Don’t worry. Let’s put your mind at ease – just complete the form to book your free taster session.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Therapist at Physio For Surgery Help You Get Rid of Your Low Back Pain?

Here are just a few of the things our physiotherapists can do for you:

  • We can reduce your pain and mobilize your muscles and joints
  • We can pinpoint the underlying cause of your lower back pain
  • We help you get a good night’s sleep – without back pain keeping you awake at night, so you have more energy the following day
  • We make sure your problem is 100% fixed and provide you with exercises and advice to prevent it from happening again in the future, so you can stop worrying and start enjoying life again
  • We keep you out of the doctor’s office, help you stop taking painkillers and protect your long-term health by reducing your pain levels naturally
  • We can help you avoid dangerous spinal surgery and those awful steroid injections
  • We stop you from missing out on social events and get you back to spending quality, pain-free time with your friends and family
  • We help you sit, stand, and walk without pain or feeling like your lower back can’t take the strain

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physiotherapy clinic in MARKHAM, please click the button below and complete the short form:

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...Without The Use of Pills, Injections or Surgery

“Find Out How People Just Like You, Came to Physio For Surgery - and Left Happier and Much Healthier!”

Please enjoy these stories of other people with back pain just like you who came to see the physiotherapy team at Physio For Surgery - and left much healthier and happier:

Really enjoyed my experience at Physio For Surgery, they definitely exceeded my expectations. Nick is the best physiotherapist I've worked with. Two thumbs up for their front office (Amber!) as well.
Jimmy Leung
Jimmy Leung
23:26 29 Sep 22
Very clean. The staff is very professional and know what they are doing. Went for about two months for an injury on my shoulder (an alternate to surgery) and it’s all better now.
Nina Luciano
Nina Luciano
18:45 02 Sep 22
Excellent range of therapy and sophisticated, state of the art equipment where needed. Knowledgeable and thorough. Pleasant atmosphere and staff all around!
Graham Smith
Graham Smith
17:18 01 Sep 22
Jakob Vandervoet
Jakob Vandervoet
17:51 26 Aug 22
Nick is highly recommended! He has been a great help preparing us for my daughters ACL surgery he’s been very knowledgeable trustworthy and responsive so glad we have him on our team helping with the long road to recovery!
Janice Murray
Janice Murray
20:26 19 Aug 22
Nick breaks it down so you understand what’s going on. He cares, he wants to make a difference. At the end of the day, his main concern is his patients well being, and it’s really clear. Thanks Nick!
Lior Dobkin
Lior Dobkin
12:25 19 Aug 22
I came in for my knee and shoulder pain. Angelo and Nick took care of me. They had really cool anti-gravity treadmill which helped me able to walked with less pain. Then they used a hot and cold machine on my shoulder which was very comfortable. I highly recommend them if you have any pain related to injury. They are also the coolest guy!
Kenny Yan
Kenny Yan
00:05 19 Aug 22
Ok so when I came to Nick I had an excruciating pain in my lower back. Today, I’ve done 4 sessions with Nick and I have to say that I have been feeling a lot better recently. Nick does magic with his hands and I’m very hopeful of recovering to 100% after a few more sessions. Also, I’ve seen other physiotherapists so I can vouch that Nick is someone who listens, understand the problem and focuses with all possible techniques to solve that problem. Great guy with great knowledge of human body and and state of the art machines!! Highly recommended!!
Gaurav Mehta
Gaurav Mehta
00:43 18 Aug 22
My family and I are truly appreciate the care/treatment has provided to us. Nick is extremely knowledgeable and takes great pride in his services - it truly shows in the results that we have achieved. Many thanks to Nick and his wonderful staff!
Shirlene Charles
Shirlene Charles
00:26 15 Aug 22
After years of physio for different issues back, shoulder, neck hip.... "Physio For Surgery" was a refreshing approach addressing issues with state of the art equipment, but most importantly with an amazing staff of people who have your health interest as top priority. With Nick, the owner, hands on...positive attitude with a modern fresh approach to Healthcare...a true change from all the other places out there that treat you as a number. Nick is truly dedicated to make sure you recover from your injury and back to your normal activities . Optimum health care.
carmela chow
carmela chow
12:44 13 Aug 22
Kordell Charles
Kordell Charles
22:17 12 Aug 22
I was visiting Toronto for 6 weeks and was looking for a physiotherapist to treat my knee pain that had been bothering me for about 6 months. The pain had been disrupting my working life and the active lifestyle I once had. Nick was able to explain to me clearly what the cause of the pain was and his treatment plan. He was an empathetic listener, sensitive to both the physical and psychological symptoms I had due to chronic pain.What also made Nick unique from other physiotherapists I had in the past was for the home exercises, he provided access to both exercise equipment and an innovative tech tool, so I could do the rehabilitation exercises correctly.He was always open to feedback and I was able to communicate with him between sessions on how the exercises were going.Due to my short stay in Toronto, I’d say I’m 80-90% recovered. I feel that with the knowledge and tools that Nick has provided me that FULL recovery is finally within my grasp.
Angela Ngan
Angela Ngan
23:45 10 Aug 22
Physio for surgery is great. Brandon is very helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve been to other physio places in the past, and this has been my best experience thus far!
jeff cindy
jeff cindy
22:39 10 Aug 22
One treatment made such a difference I am so thankful for the knowledge and equipment I was given
garry Fitzpatrick
garry Fitzpatrick
15:49 09 Aug 22
I have been coming for several weeks now and have noticed remarkable progress in the rehabilitation of my shoulder. I owe it all to Nick who has helped me regain mobility in my shoulder which has allowed me to slowly get return to my normal day to day life without issue.
Anthony Picheca
Anthony Picheca
14:24 08 Aug 22
Nick is terrific. Very knowledgeable. He explains the nature and purpose of each treatment during your visit and I especially enjoy talking to him about a variety of topics while he treats me. I have no hesitation whatosever recommending Nick. He is first rate.
Cosimo A. Crupi
Cosimo A. Crupi
17:15 07 Aug 22
I would recommend Physio for Surgery to anyone who is looking a place who’s staff is very knowledgeable, thorough and pleasant. .Nick is amazing. He was able to immediately identify my back issue and get me on my way to recovery.5 stars all the way!
Fernando Crupi
Fernando Crupi
02:08 06 Aug 22
Nick is great!
Rev F
Rev F
21:23 05 Aug 22
Nick runs a fantastic physio clinic. Highly recommend consulting with him and his staff so that they can assess you and provide the best course of action for your injury.
Satbir Suri
Satbir Suri
20:59 05 Aug 22
Referred by a friend, I don't mind making the trip to see someone who is qualified and know what they are doing. I've been in to see Nick for my back and did not hesitate to go back when I twisted my knee and needed to see a physiotherapist/athletic therapist. I also like that the staff is friendly and the place is kept clean.
Audrey T
Audrey T
20:00 05 Aug 22
This clinic is an amazing first choice for any sort of issues you may be having with your body. Nick and Angelo are a lot of fun to be around as well as Nick providing the best care you can get. With his variety of hands-on skills, and equipment he has available, your recovery and healing is very thorough and speedy. Zero complaints and highly recommended!
Avery Chin
Avery Chin
01:32 12 May 22
Nick is very knowledgeable and helpful . Highly recommended!!
A G
A G
00:27 12 May 22
Tina B
Tina B
03:58 11 May 22
Nick was recommended to us by other parents whom kids also have sustained sport related injuries. I am glad we found Nick, he is experienced in working with athletes and my teenage daughter is actually adhering to the exercise and treatment plan. The clinic has flexible hours and quick to respond to any questions.
Marianne Ng
Marianne Ng
12:28 09 May 22
Nick helped me with my lower back pain, completely and efficiently. He provided different therapies and exercises for improvement and prevention. Within a short period of time, I had normal function again and it was all thanks to Nick. I will also add that Nick is incredibly friendly and easy to chat with. He never kept me waiting and really cares about his clients. If I suffer from back pain again, I will go to Nick.
Courtney West
Courtney West
12:12 09 May 22
dmtg theo
dmtg theo
19:22 06 May 22
I found Nick through an Ad in paper & he has exceeded my expectations. He is a very caring & knowledgeable Physiotherapist & goes above & beyond to get you back on track. His equipment is top of the line & helping greatly with my recovery after knee surgery. Thank you Nick for all the caring & attentive treatments.
Joseph Darragh
Joseph Darragh
16:53 04 May 22
I'm so delighted to be able to make my injury heal faster and meet someone like Nick. Nick is not only tremendously fantastic at what he does, but he also is very kind-hearted. He is able to make me feel like I'm at home(which is very hard for me) and he treated my injured shoulder very well. My shoulder was hurting for already 2 weeks and when I went to Physio For Surgery, I felt much better after just going for about 3 weeks. The facility is also excellent, clean, and extremely well-organized. Nick and his other staff members were so friendly and thoughtful because they always let me watch any movie I wanted to. I loved watching the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary movie and Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It was such a great experience that I kind of still want to keep going there every week despite being almost fully treated ;). I also would like to say that I've gone back to my normal swimming schedule without having as much pain in my shoulders anymore and I am returning to my swimming competitions as well. Thanks for everything you've done Nick, you definitely deserved this 5 star! I'd highly recommend this for anyone!
Karen Li
Karen Li
01:29 04 May 22
Nick is a passionate individual who really helped me get past my wrist injury. Best one in town!
Stuart Siu
Stuart Siu
17:07 02 May 22
Best Physo in Markham
Elizabeth Tosun
Elizabeth Tosun
11:11 28 Apr 22
One of the best physios out there.. Nick is clear & concise, creates an action plan to address your needs & delivers on his promises. He is exceptionally knowledgeable , not afraid to tell you he doesn’t know & will research to find the root of the problem. His clinic is well equipped & very clean. Make sure to ask him for a coffee, even that does not disappoint! Will definitely refer anyone who is in need!
Elita S
Elita S
17:47 25 Apr 22
Great team who are always so efficient in addressing the immediate issue and providing detailed knowledge on how to manage the issue moving forward. We worked with Nick in his previous place of business and when my daughter's soccer injury resurfaced, we searched for Nick specifically to address her new injuries!
Murtaza Tawawala
Murtaza Tawawala
12:56 25 Apr 22
My son had hip pain, and he couldn't train as before. So we went to see Nick. For the initial visit, Nick spent a lot of time examining my son. He was very patient with us, explained the reasons for my son's pain and then gave him exercises to do at home. The clinic has very modern equipment, and the staff is friendly. Appointments are scheduled at times convenient to the patients. The clinic is open late, making it easier for me to go after work. Nick has helped my son to get better in just a few weeks. I would recommend Physio for Surgery to all my friends.Thank you, Nick, for helping my son!!!
Annie Kostadinova
Annie Kostadinova
20:31 23 Apr 22
We have had the best experience with Nick. His facility is top notch, and he has helped my daughter regain much strength and confidence after her ankle surgery. He is professional and also takes the time to get to know his patients and what their goals are.
Gwen Collier
Gwen Collier
01:55 20 Apr 22
I have a problem that really can never be fixed however Nick has worked very hard to just make my quality of life better and it is greatly appreciated.
wayne Lord
wayne Lord
23:49 18 Apr 22
I had a frozen shoulder for months. I am glad to have Nick's treatments to relieve my pain. Now, I can put up my right arm. Nick, thank you so much.
Samson Samson
Samson Samson
12:10 18 Apr 22
Nick is a fun and dedicated Athletic Therapist/Massage Therapist. His clinic has all the latest machines to help you get back from your injuries. I had problems with my knee and lower back from soccer and hockey and he used the latest Game Ready machine to help me heal faster.
Jackal Ngai
Jackal Ngai
03:06 16 Apr 22
I consulted with Nick on my knee pain. He was knowledgeable in understanding the Ultrasound and x-ray. His treatment and exercise program are very helpful. Moreso His clinic is spotless
Sachie Ramnauth
Sachie Ramnauth
21:45 10 Apr 22
I came into Nick’s clinic following a motor vehicle accident where another driver who was texting and driving had rear ended me at a stop light. This was about 4 years ago. While other clinics had worked on my recovery and my insurance and other clinicians had fairly much said that they had done as much as they could do for me, I was still quite injured and had not fully returned to my sports nor activities. I came into Nick’s clinic following some research and through the initial assessment I knew that he knew what he was doing. Nick is very passionate about his work and cares for his patients’ recovery . Because of my MVA, I get light massages and some alternative treatment. I was very skeptical at first about the alternative Eastern treatment but now that I’m about 5 sessions in, I would say there is a remarkable difference that regular treatment couldn’t target. I trust after some more treatments, the remaining bit of my injuries will be much better. At the very least, for now, I notice even further improvement in my back. I certainly recommend Nick as an RMT and the other specializations he is knowledgeable in.
Patrick Tong
Patrick Tong
18:43 10 Apr 22
This facility is state of the art! They can quickly narrow down what the root of your ailment and have a multitude of methods to quickly get you back to your full potential. Nick is always thinking about next great thing in treatment. Highly recommended!
Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan
16:42 10 Apr 22
Caitlin Colley
Caitlin Colley
18:14 08 Apr 22
You are in the best hands with Nick. He has worked with both myself and my daughter and I've told everyone about him. He is extremely knowledgeable, articulate and results-focused. Every experience is a positive one. I am always confident he is going to get to the heart of the issue and take good care of us. Highly recommend.
Gina Hatzis Too Much Woman
Gina Hatzis Too Much Woman
17:49 15 Mar 22
My experience at Physio for Surgery has been amazing! Nick has helped a back injury of mine that has been lingering for years and I am finally seeing that pain go away. The environment is great and very clean. All tables are wiped down after each use. Nick is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Vanessa Santolin
Vanessa Santolin
15:14 14 Mar 22
Nick is great and always takes care of his clients! I highly recommend him and his clinic!
Anicio Difozo
Anicio Difozo
02:13 10 Mar 22
I had problems with my tennis elbow as I couldn't even shoot a puck or swing a golf club. Nick was incredible and my elbow is back to normal again! His attentiveness and professionalism was vital in getting me back to 100% and I would recommend him to anybody. Thanks Nick!
Ryan
Ryan
01:18 10 Mar 22
Lou Artale
Lou Artale
01:04 10 Mar 22
quinten12k
quinten12k
18:39 28 Feb 22
I am very happy I found Physio for Surgery! Have been suffering from frozen shoulder for almost 2 years without much improvement. Here, Nick does dedicate time to treat you and not just leave you with a bunch of machines and assistants as I have experienced in other places. 1 month later, I almost have no pain and quickly progressing in my range of motion.
Isabel Rangel
Isabel Rangel
13:09 24 Feb 22
Zaid Sara
Zaid Sara
01:57 24 Feb 22
I injured my shoulder while working out and After just 1 visit to Physio for Surgery I saw major improvement. The hot and cold treatment that was applied was very effective. 1 additional follow up appointment and I was back to working out as normal. I highly recommend Nick.
Robin Giroux
Robin Giroux
02:06 19 Feb 22