As one of Melbourne’s leading low back pain treatment clinic in North Melbourne; we provide care to those in the Melbourne CBD and to all local residents and surrounding communities including Carlton, Parkville, Kensington, West Melbourne and Docklands.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF LOWER BACK PAIN?
Muscle strains are the most common cause of lower back pain. People with poor posture, scoliosis, muscle weakness and spondylolysis may be at more risk of muscle strain along with older people as the vascularisation of their tendons is decreased.
WHAT ARE LOWER BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS?
The results of muscle sprain in the lower back will generally involve inflammation in the area, pain, weakness, muscle spasms and a decrease in range of motion. The inflammation comes about as part of the healing process but can be the cause of muscle spasms and pain in the area. The muscle spasms act as a mechanism to protect the back from further injury.
WHAT ARE LOWER BACK PAIN CAUSES?
Muscle strain is most often caused by overloading or overuse of a muscle. Overloading the lower back muscles is often caused by trying to lift something too heavy or with bad technique and weaker muscles are more likely to be strained first. An unexpected fall can also be the cause of muscle strain as the lower back may not be prepared for the load put through it. Overuse muscle strains of the lower back can be caused by poor posture or trying to hold a particular position for too long.
HOW CAN WE HELP WITH LOWER BACK PAIN TREATMENT?
Your Osteopaths, & Remedial Massage may recommend a number of different exercises, such as swimming and Pilates, which relieve pressure on the nerve whilst strengthening the structures of the back, hip and legs which will provide long term relief.
Manual therapy methods may also be effective for reducing the pressure on the sciatic nerves; gentle stretching, mobilisation and manual manipulation may be utilised.New Patient Offer