Lower back pain

Lower back pain can be frustrating and complicated. It is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints around the world that affects the way you walk, sit and lift heavy objects. Physiotherapy has a very important role in relieving pain, restoring movement and improving function as well as prevention of further episodes.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain in the lower back, on one or both sides
  • Pain may be described as achey, sharp, pinching or shooting
  • Pain or altered sensations down legs or buttock area
  • Pins and needles, numbness or burning in the legs
  • Discomfort in sitting, standing and/or walking

Potential causes:

  • Joint sprain in the lower back
  • Stiffness
  • Arthritis
  • Disc herniation
  • Muscle spasm
  • Nerve impingement
  • Referred pain from the thoracic spine, hip or pelvis

Assessment :

Subjective assessment: We will ask you about your back pain and other related body parts; what you do on a daily basis and how your condition is currently limiting you. We will also ask you what your goals are with your lower back.

Objective assessment: We will check your range and quality of movement,  your strength and function. We will assess the way you walk, sit and stand, or any other movements that may provoke your symptoms. We will conduct special tests if needed.

Treatment :

  • Education on your condition and activity modifications
  • Muscle release and/or other manual techniques
  • Light to moderate movement exercises
  • Appropriate strengthening exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Home exercise program including stretching, strengthening and stabilisation exercises

Plan:

From the moment we meet you, we are planning an individualised and holistic approach to help you reach your goal and be your best!

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