Low back / lumbago.
Low back pain (without leg pain) is commonly referred to as Lumbago. It can be defined as mild to severe pain or discomfort in the area of the lower back. The pain can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic if it has lasted more than three months.
Most people will experience low back pain at some point in their life. It is one of the most common reasons people miss work. It can occur at any age but is a particular problem in younger people whose work involves physical effort and much later in life, in the elderly. In the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify the exact cause of low back pain. There may, for example, have been tiny strains or tears of some of the small muscles and ligaments, which can be difficult to pinpoint within the complex structure that is the human back.
After asking a lot of questions we will examine you looking for the root cause. If we believe we can help you we will then work out a care plan before we start working with you.
We focus on posture, spinal bones, joints, muscles and ligaments: getting them working as well as we can often results in less pain. Exercises are given to improve flexibility, strength and posture and help minimize long term problems.
We also advise and motivate people to remain as active as possible.