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Low Back Pain – Why Does it Happen and How to Treat It?

11, Jan 2023 in Education & Resources

Low back pain is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper lifting, poor posture, and underlying medical conditions. In some cases, the pain may be acute, coming on suddenly and lasting for a short time. In other cases, it may be chronic, lasting for several weeks or longer.

The good news is that there are many effective treatment options for low back pain. The first step in treating low back pain is to identify the underlying cause. This may require a visit to your doctor, physiotherapist, myotherapist or remedial massage therapist who can conduct a physical examination on your painful areas.

Once the cause of the pain has been determined, treatment can begin. For acute low back pain, a common approach is to use pain medications and rest. Pain medication should always be used as directed by your doctor. It is important to avoid activities that may exacerbate the pain, such as heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. For some, heat or cold therapy may be a good tool to manage pain.

Physiotherapy can also be an effective treatment option for low back pain. A physical therapist can teach you exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles in your back, improve your posture, and reduce the likelihood of future episodes of pain.

In some cases, low back pain may be caused by underlying medical conditions, such as a herniated disc or other conditions of the lumbar spine.

Depending on the cause, soft tissue therapy may be indicated. Visiting a myotherapist or remedial massage therapist for assessment and treatment has been shown to be very effective for certain types of low back pain,

Overall, low back pain is a common issue that can be effectively treated with a combination of pain medications, rest, physiotherapy and other manual therapies. If you are experiencing low back pain, it is important to talk to your chosen professional to determine the underlying cause and determine the best course of treatment. With the right approach, you can find relief and improve your quality of life.

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