Lower Back Pain Causes and TreatmentSummarising Lower Back Pain causes is easy - it is caused by either an underlying medical condition, road traffic accident (or similar impact accident), or by poor posture.
Let's have a closer look at the typical causes of lower back pain - and follow that with the most effective lower back pain treatment for each. Once we put aside low back pain caused by road traffic accident (or similar) or pain caused by an underlying medical condition, then in all other cases:
Low back pain is caused by poor posture - either over time or as a result of poor posture adopted while lifting or direct impact.
Although each physiotherapy client I see with lower back pain has an individual story and a resulting individual treatment - the underlying common factor is always poor posture. I have rarely seen low back pain develop in an individual who already has good posture.
The Four main causes of lower back pain that I see are:
Identifying your lower back pain causes is the most important step in your rehabilitation. This will ensure that you are treating your pain correctly.
The best approach to low back pain treatment is very simple in my experience as a Physiotherapist.
First eliminate the cause of the low back pain and then repair the damaged structure.
So, let's have a look at some of the more common causes of lower back pain (road traffic accident, poor lifting technique, poor posture) - and then look at an approach to repair the damaged structures through mobilisation, stretching, posture correction, back strengthening exercises and of course - rest.
Eliminating the cause of Lower Back Pain is simple:
Repairing the damaged structure involves rest, time and professional assistance from a Physiotherapist. Rest and time alone will ease the pain, but if the structure does not heal in a good position - a re-occurrence is likely.
A good example is if you have a torn muscle, you must rest it but also stretch it at the correct time in the healing process. The correct time for stretching your muscle will depend on your healing process and I would need to review you weekly to advise you on this. The result will be a better resolution to your injury, as well as reducing the likelihood of it tearing again in the future due to poor healing.
The most common reason of re-occurrence of back pain in my experience is poor management of the original lower back pain episode. Seek correct professional advice from the outset. The most effective treatments that I use for lower back pain are:
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