What causes lower back pain and how you can get rid of it
Help for your lower back pain
Lower back pain is the number 1 musculoskeletal reason why workers in the UK have had to take time off work.
It doesn’t just affect people who have heavy lifting jobs, equally, people who don’t move much at work are just as susceptible to getting lower back pain
Understanding your lower back
The main portion where the vast majority of pain emanates from is the lumbar spine. This is made of 5 bones that support the entire upper body weight.
Inside the bones lives discs and nerves and often we find that people who have strained their back, have likely caused some damage or irritation to these areas.
What can you do to help?
Looking through the literature, it is very obvious that walking is recommended, but a word of caution, if you have swelling in your spine walking could cause more problems. If it hurts to walk don’t push through the pain barrier.
We suggest using ice if it is swollen, for around 20 minutes making sure there is a cloth between you and the ice.
Stretching exercises focusing on spine range of motion are important, basic movements of forwards, backwards and gentle twisting held for 30 seconds is very effective.
If that fails, what next?
Although lower back pain can be improved by doing the above bits of advice, there may be more underlying problems that simple exercises or massage can not help.
That’s why at Shield Clinic we run a thorough and comprehensive set of exams focusing on the cause of lower back pain, not just trying to treat the symptoms.
We use a mixture of computerised scans, including posture analysis and nerve scans which can help us detect underlying problems, long before they become a bad symptom.
The treatment we deliver is highly focused on the problems we find during the examination so we can target specific joints/tissues and make sure your body heals itself as fast as possible.
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