Lower Back pain
Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.
Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation.
The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain.
These symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness.
The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which are capable of producing pain.
Large nerves that originate in the spine and go to the legs and arms can make pain radiate to the extremities
Here at Ability Physiotherapy we also take a ‘holistic’ approach to one’s back problems; as such we also consider and give advice on lifestyle factors that can contribute to back pain.
Majority of cases of back pain are aggravated by lifestyle factors, including lack of exercise, schoolbags, being overweight/obese, sedentary lifestyles, poor posture, stress and bad work practices.
We address all of the contributing factors to prevent the pain in your back from coming back for good.
Many back pain ailments can be addressed easily and quickly but those with serious and chronic back pain often benefit from an ongoing maintenance program at Ability Physiotherapy .