Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints that individuals experience today. If you have ever experienced low back pain you will know that it can be debilitating. You may not even notice it immediately after an injury because the body is great at compensating and accommodating strains. However, if the disruption to spinal mechanics is too much and the body is unable to continue to adapt, then symptoms will arise.

Low back pain episodes can be triggered by numerous activities:

  • Accumulation of stresses in the body

  • Emotional stress

  • Illness

  • Pregnancy and child birth

  • Physical over exertion

  • twisting

  • over-stretching

  • bending incorrectly

  • lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling incorrectly

  • slouching and bad posture

  • extended periods of standing or bending down

  • overuse of the muscles, usually due to sport or repetitive movements (repetitive strain injury)

  • physical workers whose occupation involves excessive bending, twisting and hard physical labour

  • prolonged periods of sitting, such as drivers or office-based workers

  • driving in a hunched position

  • driving for long periods without taking a break

Sometimes minor strains give more pain and may take longer to heal than expected. This could be because the body has reached the limit of its ability to cope with the combined effects of past injuries, and any new demand (even if a seemingly small demand) is ‘the final straw’.

When you visit Grassroots Healthcare Osteopathic Clinic with low back pain, we will give you a thorough examination, find the stressed and strained muscles and skeletal parts contributing to your back pain, develop your treatment plan and start your treatment. With decreased pain and better function, our aim is to get you quickly returned to your regular activities. Our skilled osteopaths can tailor-make a management plan suited to you which will include treating any affected areas, and exercises to help your body continue its healing at home.

If you think we can help, call 07 5543 4254 to make a booking.

GP Chronic Health Care plans and private health rebates apply.

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