LOW BACK PAIN


Low back pain is now the second most common reason somebody will go to the doctor. It’s a huge problem and something that most people (80%) will get at some point in their lives. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre low back pain is the primary condition that our chiropractors treat. We use treatments that are supported by the latest research and are safe, gentle and effective. Anyone who is experiencing low back pain should see a chiropractor as a first and initial step. Chiropractors have expert knowledge in low back anatomy, biomechanics, and injury mechanisms. Our chiropractors at Balmain Chiropractic Centre will give you a clear diagnosis and treatment strategy.

Causes of low back pain

  • Acute low back injuries
  • Low back strains and sprains
  • Sustained postures such as sitting
  • Inappropriate lifting, bending or loading (carrying)
  • Sports injuries to the low back
  • Overuse and fatigue of low back structures
  • Muscle and joint problems in the low back
  • Poor low back biomechanics

 

Symptoms of low back pain

  • Sharp or dull pains or aches in the low back
  • Low back pain that refers to the front of the pelvis or down one or both legs (front or back of the leg)
  • Low back pain on sitting or bending
  • Low back pain when on the toilet
  • Low back stiffness in the mornings
  • Tightness, stiffness or perceived weakness in the low back

 

Common conditions of the low back

  • Intervertebral disc related pain (discogenic or axial pain)
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Low back muscle strain
  • Low back joint sprain
  • Degeneration disc disease
  • Sciatica and pinched nerves
  • Stenosis (narrowing) of the low back passages

 

What to do about low back pain

For those who are experiencing low back pain, you’re not alone. Most of us will. It is very important to get the correct management for low back pain, as the progression from acute to chronic long-term injury is common. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre our chiropractors have a clinical focus on providing a clear diagnosis and treatment strategy in the management of low back pan. Our Balmain chiropractors use gentle, safe and effective low back pain treatments that are supported by the latest research.