Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder with factors such as stress, poor diet, inactivity and poor biomechanics all potentially playing a part. In the developed world it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment — only headache is more common.  It can be either acute, sub acute or chronic in duration. With physiotherapy treatment, the symptoms of low back pain typically show significant improvement within a few weeks from onset.

INJURIES

Lower back and pelvis injuries occur due to either:

  • •    Direct trauma to the ligaments, connective tissues, discs, cartilage, bones, joint capsules, tendons,      muscles or nerves of the lumbar-pelvis complex
  • •    Overuse of these structures due to longstanding poor alignment or adverse biomechanics or
  • •    Visceral and digestive issues.

Common lower back and pelvis issues include lower back pain, facet joint dysfunction, nerve irritation, sciatica, pelvic imbalance, sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) problems, pubic symphysis pain. (Pregnancy)

SOLUTION

Your corporatephysio will provide you with a swift and accurate diagnosis and design an effective treatment program.

Treatment includes:

Manual therapy Joint mobilisations, trigger point therapy, acupressure, soft tissue release, spinal mobilisations, muscle energy techniques
Exercise therapy Following injury and repair, tight structures need to be lengthened, weak tissues strengthened and balance needs to be restored. An exercise program will be designed to specifically meet your needs.
Strapping/Supports Following a sudden injury it is sometimes imperative to support, strap or immobilise the affected area. Physiotherapy strapping techniques are effective in this instance.
Posture/Ergonomics Poor posture and adverse work ergonomics can put unnecessary strain on the structures that surround and support the joints. Advice on good posture and ergonomics is important. Prevention is better than the cure.
Specialist referral Referral to a spinal specialist or for further tests if necessary.