What is lower back pain
Eighty percent (80%) of people will experience lower back concerns, often referred to as Lumbago, at some stage of their life. Lower back aggravation is a result from a number of issues. Common issues include herniated disc (slipped disc), back muscle pain or back ligament strain.
What causes lower back pain
Most lower back pain causes are musculoskeletal in origin. These back injuries are often caused by muscular strains, ligament sprains and joint dysfunction.
There are many causes of lower back issues. Most of these fall into either a sudden or sustained over-stress injuries. Sudden injury such as bending awkwardly to lift a heavy load can tear or damage structures. Sustained over-stress injuries can be due to long term poor posture. Consequently sustained injuries are easier to prevent.
How to treat lower back pain
Recovery from low back pain and injury can be a long process, however with the correct diagnosis and treatment you can resume normal activities relatively quickly.
Treatment often follows a path from pain relief, through restoration and rehabilitation. This is followed by a plan of action to reduce the risk of recurrence.
- Sports massage
- Strength and conditioning
- Rehabilitation suite
Recent blogs on lower backs
- Glutes Not Firing or Working – A renowned question often asked. The answer is yes they are as long as you’re standing! The gluteal region is a general term which highlights an area comprising of 3 muscle structures. The Gluteus Maximus is the biggest muscle in the body (however not always the strongest) hence why problems start to take effect.
- Injury prevention in the lower back – The number one gold standard approach to avoid repeated musculoskeletal injuries is corrective exercise rehabilitation and strength training. This will significantly reduce the risk of injury or consecutive injury in many cases.
- Death by desk….sitting well – We have all read and been informed of how we should sit at our desks. Addressing certain postural positions can help reduce some of the upper body stresses associated with desk work. We cannot avoid the brutal demand placed on our hip flexors whilst sitting.