Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Back pain is becoming increasingly common in the UK. Most people experience low back pain at some time in their lives with an estimated 8 in 10 people in the UK suffering with at least one episode. It is a primarycause of lost hours at work and as a consequence reduced productivity at work and a common reason people visit their GP. The NHS spends over £1billion per year treating people with back pain and almost 3 millionworking days were lost in the UK in 2013/2014 due to back pain.

What causes low back pain?

Everyday activities can cause back pain. Poor lifting patterns in manual workers or repetitive strains in care workers. Positional strains can also occur sitting over a computer for long periods. Postural changes during pregnancy can also result in low back pain in the third trimester of pregnancy and changes to the pelvis which occur during child birth can also result in low back pain.

What structures of the low back can cause low back pain?

– Muscle strains and ligamentous strains
– Nerve Root Irritation including sciatica
– Bulging or ruptured discs
– Facet dysfunction the facet joints of the lumbar spine
– Arthritis
– Skeletal Anomalies for example curvature of the spine (scoliosis)
– Osteoporosis

How can chiropractic help?

Chiropractic intervention aims to prevent or lessen the frequency of low back pain episodes.

Your chiropractor will carry out a thorough neurological and orthopaedic assessment to determine the specific cause of your lower back pain.

– Sacroiliac Syndrome
– Lumbar ligamentous sprain strain
– Lumbar facet syndrome
– Spondylolisthesis
– Lumbar disc herniation
– Lumbar stenosis
– Lumbar degenerative joint disease
– Scoliosis
– Postural syndrome

Contact us for a no obligation chat to discuss if chiropractic treatment is right for you. 

Email jo@shelleymanorchiropractic.co.uk / Phone 01202 443892 or 07599 385894

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