Low Back Pain

If you are experiencing the misery of back pain, you are not alone. Back pain affects around 80% of people at some stage during their lifetime.

The chances are good that your pain is not from something that is very serious. Most commonly it is from stiff and poorly functioning joints and muscles that are very pain sensitive.

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Types of Lower Back Pain

When there is no underlying medical condition or pathology the most common type of back pain is Mechanical lower back pain.

This means that the pain has come from the spinal joints, discs, vertebrae, nerves or surrounding soft tissues (muscles, ligaments or tendons).

Mechanical lower back pain; includes muscle or ligament strain sprains, herniated discs, compressed nerve roots, degenerative discs or joint disease.

Mechanical lower back pain accounts for over 90% of all reported cases of back pain within the UK and is the type of lower back pain commonly and effectively treated by manual therapies including Chiropractic. Before any treatment is commenced a thorough examination is required to determine which structures are involved.

Common Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Symptoms of Mechanical Low Back Pain vary from person to person, it may have started suddenly and be associated with a specific incident or it may have come on gradually over time and is then often related to lifestyle factors or aging. Pain varies in severity from mild to acute and you may have some good days and some bad days.

  • Pain that is dull or achy, focused to the lower back

  • Pain that increases with movement or a change of posture

  • Stinging, burning pain that travels from the lower back to the back of the thighs and lower legs.

  • Pain that worsens after prolonged sitting or standing

  • Muscle spasms and stiffness in the lower back, often worse in the mornings.

Some people with back pain also have pain down one leg, or into the buttock or groin, commonly known as sciatica.

Consult your GP if in addition to your back pain you feel unwell or have a history of Cancer or Osteoporosis.

You should seek medical attention right away if you:

  • have numbness or tingling around your bottom or genitals

  • have sudden difficulty passing urine

  • lose control of your bowels

  • are unsteady when you walk, your legs feel weak or your foot is dropping or dragging

These may be signs that the nerves at the bottom of your spine are being pressed on. This is called cauda equina syndrome and needs urgent treatment.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

The Chiropractic Approach to Lower Back Pain –

Chiropractic is a totally natural option for the treatment of Low Back Pain. Our Chiropractors have all undergone a minimum of four years full time education resulting in a Master Degree, qualifying them to carry out a thorough history and examination in order to diagnose and treat your Low Back Pain without needing a GP referral.

 

The Initial Consultation, only £55.00

The key to the great results I achieve with the hundreds of patients I treat is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, I have dedicated the first two consultations to this.

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