Almost 80% of adults will suffer from some type of back pain in their lives. The most common of these problems will be lower back pain. The lower back is usually described as the area between the bottom of the rib cage and the top of the legs. This area is a complicated part of our body as it contains many, many joints, muscles, tendons and bones. It is their job to support us. This can be made very difficult by doing things in our daily lives incorrectly.
A simple example would be not lifting heavy items in the correct way. If someone works in a job requiring a lot of heavy lifting, there is a correct and incorrect way to lift. Continuous disregard for the correct way will probably result in lower back problems.
There are many other causes of lower back pain of course. Seemingly simple things like not sitting upright in a chair can have serious results. Driving long distances without a break can also result in major lower back problems.
Prevention is always better than cure and we can help you to adapt your lifestyle to better be able to minimize the potential risks of acquiring lower back problems.
If you currently have lower back pain we have treatment plans to alleviate the pain and restore the necessary strength in your back to be able to better continue with your life.
Most lower back pain is temporary and can be treated relatively easily. There is no quick fix, but through a program of physical therapy and lifestyle adjustments, you will be able to return to a normal life.
It is important to realize that one very common cause of lower back pain in today’s society is obesity. The more stress you put on your back from excess upper body weight gain, the more likely you are to encounter problems in your lower back area. So, one of the best ways of reducing the risk of lower back pain is to modify your diet, exercise regularly and try to maintain your weight.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, consult us as soon as possible. We will interview you about your lifestyle and habits. Then we will discuss with you our recommendations. There is no need to live with this type of pain, and there is usually no need for medication either. Medication will generally only mask the pain, it will never solve the problem. There are also many side effects from medication that can cause far more problems than they will solve.