Lower Back Pain
Most people have experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain usually occurs as a result of an injury, such as strains due to sudden movements or lifting heavy objects, or muscle sprains. While acute back pain can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, chronic back pain lasts longer than three months.
Low back pain is more common in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50. This is partly due to the changes that occur in the body with ageing. As you grow older, there’s a reduction in the fluid content between the vertebrae in the spine, causing discs in the spine to experience irritation more easily. You also lose some muscle tone, which makes the back more prone to injury.
Luckily, the pain will usually go away without any medical assistance, but there is medical help available for more complicated circumstances.
What causes lower back pain?
Low back pain can be the result of certain diseases, such as:
- infections of the spine
- kidney infections
- a ruptured or herniated disc
- cancer of the spinal cord
These chronic conditions can also cause lower back pain:
- Spinal stenosis
While most episodes of low back pain will get better on their own, active exercise plays an important role in helping reduce pain and improving subsequent function. An ongoing exercise programme also reduces the likelihood and severity of future occurrences of low back pain.
The goal of our physical therapy sessions is to make your everyday activities and tasks easier. Whatever your needs are, our team will come up with a treatment plan to suit you.
For long-term relief from lower back pain, we offer the treatment options such as Spinal manipulation, Massage therapy and Physical therapy.
Team and facilities
If you suffer from lower back pain and you would like to explore your pain-relief options, please contact our practice, and our excellent staff will discuss your case with you. We aim to give our patients the best possible results, so we’ve invested in our centres to make sure we have everything you need on your journey to recovery.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of physiotherapy to help you improve your movement and occupational therapists to help you achieve your daily goals. With the fantastic facilities and well-trained staff, we’re able to customise treatment plans to provide optimal pain relief.