Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common condition.

What is lower back pain?

Low back pain can be severe or aching caused by improper lifting, sudden movement, after activity, poor posture, lack of exercise or direct trauma. Lower back pain is common across different ages from young to elderly people.

What are symptoms of lower back pain?

Low back pain might being as acute due to injury and gradually become chronic. Managing pain appropriately at an early stage can help limit symptoms in both time and intensity. Identifying the symptoms and getting a diagnosis that pinpoints the underlying cause of your symptoms is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief., which may include:

  • Pain referral around groin, buttock or thigh
  • Dull ache or a sharp feeling with/without movement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Pain worsened by sitting or standing
  • Pain worsened by movement

Pain that lasts more than 3 months is considered to be chronic. If your lower back pain doesn’t get better within couple of days, you should consult a health practitioner. At Dynamic Chiropractic Care our chiropractor takes a detailed history, performs a thorough physical examination and recommend an appropriate treatment plan designed to get you back on track.

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can occur suddenly which may be caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and/or ligaments around the lower back pain. Pain can gradually occur which can be caused by constant pressure on the spine due to postural stress or compensatory changes in the lower back.

Causes of lower back pain may include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Disc bulge
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Strain or sprain to muscles or ligament of the lower back
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spine curvatures (Scoliosis or increase kyphosis/lordosis)
  • Pelvic imbalances

Other medical conditions that can cause lower back pain:

  • Infection of the spine
  • Kidney disease
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Pregnancy related

If you’re unsure about what may be causing your back pain, call us to see if chiropractic care is appropriate for you.

Chiropractic management for lower back pain

Chiropractors will perform a detailed medical history, and physical examination to make an appropriate diagnosis. We may also refer for diagnostic imaging to determine what treatment is appropriate. Depending on your diagnosis and your goals our chiropractor will treat your lower back pain through:

  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Mobilisation
  • Soft tissue technique (Release muscular tension)
  • Rehabilitation of the surrounding regions

Contact Us Today to make an appointment for your initial consultation and treatment.