Back pain

Back discomfort is not rare for people of any age and physical condition. All you have to do is remain standing or walk a little too long, or make a particularly demanding physical effort, and a diffuse pain or pain at a precise point in the region of the back may appear.

In general, any ailment or injury affecting the discs, vertebrae, ligaments and muscles of the lumbar region may be at the origin of lumbago. However, you need to know that certain specific pathologies of the back exist. This is why it is of the greatest importance to pay special attention to the symptoms felt. If you feel:

  • Pins and needles
  • Numbness
  • Total anesthesia

in the leg, the foot or the toes, this could involve compression of your sciatic nerve somewhere in your spine. It is then necessary to consult a doctor to avoid nerve damage.


Your back discomfort may also come from a problem related to another part of your body, such as:

In the notion of postural balance, the joints are interdependent: misalignment of a single limb can have repercussions for your entire posture and provoke pain.


What Medicus can do for you

For postural rebalancing, the best solution is to wear foot orthotics. Our credentialed orthotists and prosthetists evaluate your postural and biomechanical alignments. Based on the data collected, we manufacture a custom orthosis for you that corrects your posture. Restore your comfort and regain the lifestyle you want.




The sciatic nerve starts in the spine between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae and between the 5th lumbar vertebra and the sacrum. [Learn more…]



Any deformation, deviation or torsion affecting one of the lower limbs causes a deviation of the body’s longitudinal axis. [Learn more…]



The origin of leg length inequality is congenital. This condition can lead to several misalignments of the lower limbs and thus cause pain. [Learn more…]



Lumbago, also known as low back pain, corresponds to an inflammation appearing in the lumbar region, in the low back, caused by the impairment of one of its structures (vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, cartilage). [Learn more…]