Low back pain is usually caused by a collective build up of bad habits over a number of years. We can outline the things that are causing the back to degenerate and how to adapt.
The lower back, also known as the lumbar spine provides support, flexibility and strength to your bones, nerves, joints, muscles and ligaments. It effectively supports your entire upper body and allows you to move around freely. However, this also makes it susceptible to injury and pain.
Here, we go into the common symptoms and causes as well as potential treatment for lower back pain. But, if you’re suffering, why not get in touch for a free consultation today?
Most adults will experience low back pain at some stage in their lives. One of the most common questions we get asked is – “why does my back hurt all of a sudden?”
The majority of low back pain is a result of injury to the joints, discs, muscles or ligaments. However, there are a number of causes of low back pain so it’s important to get checked out by a professional. Some of the most common ones are:
- Frequent heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement
- Poor posture or the position you are in for work
- Recent falls or slips
- Lack of movement
- How much stress you are under
- Any isolated episodes of back pain in the past.
- Disk disease or disc prolapse (commonly called slipped disc)
- Facet sprain
- Back pain conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Scoliosis and Osteoporosis
After a thorough medical examination and x-rays (if clinically justified) the cause of the back pain can be outlined and we will diagnose the problem. Following this, a treatment plan will be confirmed and techniques will be highlighted to improve and prevent recurrence.