Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain is extremely common and in fact, does not only affect the middle aged and elderly, but more and more younger people even in their teens or early 20s are being affected nowadays.
There are many factors that contribute to low back pain: lifestyle, poor posture, sleeping on your front, occupations that require you to stand, sit, bend or lift objects for a prolonged periods of time, sports injuries, exercise, lack of exercise, high heels, excessive weight, pregnancy, osteoarthritis, disc bulge / herniation, loss or decrease of the lumbar curve, being flat-footed, underlying illness!
Various symptoms of low back pain which can be mild to excruciating, either constant, intermittent, come on gradually or suddenly, and either worse in the evening, morning or just unrelenting pain:
- Shooting or stabbing pain down the leg onto the foot. Sometimes both legs.
- Buttock pain
- Groin pain or numbness
- Loss of urinary or bowel control
- Saddle numbness (around buttocks)
Chiropractors and Osteomyologists are highly experienced and trained in treating the spine to help restore improved motion and position of the spinal bones and joints reducing pressure off nerves and discs relieving you of pain.
Depending on your diagnosis (diagnostic X-rays if deemed appropriate) a wide variety of treatment managements are available, including Y Strap as a great technique used to decompress the spine getting the pressure off the nerves and discs.
If you recognise any of the symptoms mentioned above, then don’t delay and call us today and book an appointment for your road to recovery and better health! or even easier….just click BOOK ONLINE
Written by Lisa D.