Lower back pain is one of the most common problems that people go to a physiotherapist for, affecting around one-third of the UK adult population each year.There are many different causes of lower back pain.
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems that people go to a physiotherapist for, affecting around one-third of the UK adult population each year.
There are many different causes of lower back pain, the most common being non-specific low back pain (LBP). This is due to the fact it is not possible to determine a specific cause of the symptoms, but it is known that many structures in the back are involved. These structures include the discs, muscles, joints, and connective tissues. Although there may not be a specific cause there are many factors that can contribute towards non-specific LBP including poor posture, joint stiffness, muscle tightness, or muscle imbalance.
Physiotherapy has been shown to be effective in treating back pain using a variety of techniques including spinal manual therapy, soft tissue massage, postural correction, individualised rehabilitation programmes and Pilates exercises. It is best to get your lower back pain seen to as soon as possible in order to reduce the chance of your pain becoming a long term problem.
It is highly recommended to get a full assessment by a qualified health professional such as a physiotherapist who can then tailor the treatment to your individual requirements.