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Pain, stiffness and restriction in movement from lower back pain

Professional assessment and effective, targeted treatment for lower back pain…

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain is stiffness and pain felt above the buttocks and lower rib cage. It can range from a mild dull ache in nature to acute sharp, shooting, or stabbing pain. Occasionally, lower back pain can radiate into other regions for example, into the buttock or down the leg. It can affect any age group but is more prevalent in adults.


What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain may be a result of several conditions and illness. It is usually the result of musculoskeletal or mechanical strain (this is commonly caused by strain to the spinal facet joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and lumbar discs). However, it can also be caused by referral pain from underlying issues not necessarily related to the back itself such as gastrointestinal, gynaecological or renal (kidney) problems. It is for these reasons that you should get a professional assessment carried out for back pain, particularly if it is worsening or persistent.


What are the symptoms of lower back pain?

Lower back pain is itself a symptom rather than a condition. However, typically pain is either aching or sharp. Patients suffering lower back pain will normally feel stiffness and restriction or limited movement. It can often be worse when sitting for long periods, after driving, during and after exercise, long periods of standing or initial activity. Daily patterns can change due to inflammatory changes such as pain and stiffness first thing in the morning or at night. In some cases, nerve irritation can lead to a high degree of muscular spasms. Disc herniations, disc bulges and disc prolapse (slipped disc) can compress the spinal nerves creating pain and sensory changes in the legs. If you happen to experience any changes in bowel and bladder habits or sensory changes in the groin area you should seek medical assistance immediately or go to accident and emergency.

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What are the treatment options for lower back pain?

The treatment required is dependent on the cause of the lower back pain. Usually mechanical lower back pain is improved from manual therapy such as osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, or massage. An osteopath or chiropractor is trained in spinal manipulations (clicking, cracking or audible popping sounds released from spinal facet joints) this can reduce pain and increase range of motion. All osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists can carry out an assessment, treat using mobilisation, articulation movements, manipulation, soft tissue work, stretching, dry needling and muscle energy techniques to reduce your pain and symptoms. Our practitioners can offer you lifestyle advice, postural and mobility exercises to maintain your condition as well as strengthen key areas. More complex patients can be referred to our sports doctor or a spinal consultant for further diagnostic imaging and care.

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London E14 5HX

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