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Lower Back Pain

What is lower back pain

Lower back pain

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

lower back pain treatment

low back pain treatment

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.

Treatment includes:

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