Low Back Pain
- Office workers
- Pregnant women
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to visit a doctor or to miss work. So if you think you are alone then think again. 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some stage in their lives. Good news is that it can be treated, bad news is that you could make it worse and further diminish your quality of life.
Winter is the worst time of year for back pain, for some reason your back and the cold mornings don’t get along. Furthermore everyone experiences lower back pain differently and there are many different types of low back pain. Common mechanisms of injury are picking up heavy objects, sitting or standing for long periods, driving, sleeping funny or rapid jolty movements.
The lower back is a complex part of the body and one of the most poorly treated areas by other health professionals. Whilst often there is a specific injury to the lower back it is quite common there is other factors influencing your pain. The brain, the hips, the feet and the upper back can all play a part in how your pain has developed and especially how it should be managed.
Your local moveforward physiotherapist will assess your lower back and surrounding joints and muscles in detail to determine the exact contributing factors for your presentation. From here they will advise you of the best path forward and prescribe you with an individualised treatment management plan in order to provide the most efficient and effective rehabilitation for you. It may include the following:
- Dry needling
- Heat / Ice packs
- Strengthening exercises
- Pilates or 1:1 exercise rehabilitation at our Hocking Physiotherapy clinic
or Quinns Physiotherapy clinic