Lower back pain is probably the most common issue we see in our clinic.

The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five moveable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with the spine and provides additional stability and support for the spine.

Injuries can happen when you do something new or strenuous, such as playing a new sport or lifting heavy items. The pain may also be due to a build up of stress on the back that gradually turns into an injury.

In our clinic, most cases of low back pain are due to a lack of core stability. The great news is – this is something we can work on together! As always, we aim to empower you!

The goals for treatment are as follows:

Relieve the pain. Improve function. Reduce time away from work. Develop coping strategies through education.
Optimising treatment may minimise the development of chronic pain, which accounts for most of the health care costs related to back pain.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion are just two forms of treatment that we have found to be very effective.

When you’re suffering from low back pain, you might feel as if your entire pelvic area is immovable. Once treatment has alleviated the acute phase, we can guide you through correct core stability exercises. The aim of this is to enable you to manage any minor cases pain at home. Therefore, possibly avoiding future injury. We can also help you avoid further injury by guiding you through correct posture and stretching techniques.

Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment of musculoskeletal injuries, especially acute lower back pain. The earlier you seek treatment, the sooner your pain will be under control and you will be back to sport, work and life!

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