About 8/10 people suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life. In most cases it is not due to serious disease however, the pain intensity can vary from mild to severe and debilitating. Approximately 90% of people will get better within 6 weeks but recurrent episodes are common and sometimes the condition can become chronic (longstanding).
Common causes of Low Back Pain
Prolapsed Disc & Sciatica
If the prolapsed disk bulges out toward the spinal canal, it could put pressure on the sensitive spinal nerves. Click Here to read more
Facet Joint Pain
A sudden excessive movement can traumatize the facet joint and cause an inflammatory reaction. Click Here to read more.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc degeneration is among the leading causes of neck and lower back pain and disability. Click Here to read more.
Low Back Muscle Strain
A lower back muscular strain is when muscle fibers in the back muscles are over strained or torn. Click Here to read more.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal and foramen, which results in “choking” of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Click Here to read more.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Patients with Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can feel pain in the lower back, buttocks, groin and thighs. Click Here to read more.
Lower back pain can be triggered for a number reasons: everyday activities at home and at work, as a result of trauma or it can develop gradually over time.
There are lots of different structures in close proximity that are all capable of producing pain, including bones, ligaments, tendons, disks, muscle and nerves. Therefore, it is important to have a clinical diagnosis so that the treatment you receive is appropriate to your condition.
Here at The Back & Body Clinic our Physiotherapist are all very highly trained and will use skilled assessment procedures to produce an accurate clinical diagnosis of the underlying cause of your lower back pain. They will decided if you need further investigations, such as X-ray or MRI scan and decide of the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific case. We will use a range of techniques to relieve your pain (See treatments). Importantly we will also give you our expert advice on how to manage your condition and how to get back to your normal activities quickly and safely. We will then educate you on how to change your habits that have contributed to the lower back pain, such as a safe lifting technique or better sitting posture. This will give you the knowledge to take control and stop re-occurrence of the injury, after all prevention is better than cure!