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Lower Back Pain- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower Back Pain is severe or aching pain in the lower back, that begins suddenly after activity, sudden movement, or lifting a heavy object, or which may gradually worsen over time. Lower Back Pain is extremely common in both young and elderly patients.

At North Shore Family Chiropractors in Chatswood, relief for Lower Back Pain is a common treatment that we provide. Identifying the symptoms and getting a diagnosis that pinpoints the underlying cause of the pain is the first step in obtaining effective Lower Back Pain relief.

What are the symptoms of Lower Back Pain?

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain can range in severity from mild discomfort to severe disabling pain. Lower Back Pain symptoms will vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain, and may include:

  • Pain that also moves around to the groin, buttock or upper thigh.
  • Pain that can be a dull ache or a sharp feeling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Local soreness upon touch
  • Pain that is worsened by sitting and improves with movement
  • Pain that makes it hard to walk or stand up straight
  • Walking, even running, may feel better than sitting/standing
  • Changing positions may relieves back pain temporarily
  • Shooting pain that travels to buttock, leg, and foot (sciatica)

Pain that lasts more than three months is considered chronic. If your Lower Back Pain is not better within 72 hours, you should consult a health professional. At North Shore Family Chiropractors in Chatswood, we take a detailed history of your unique symptoms so we can tailor a Lower Back Pain treatment plan designed to relieve your pain.

What are the symptoms of Lower Back Pain?

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain can range in severity from mild discomfort to severe disabling pain. Lower Back Pain symptoms will vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain, and may include:

  • Pain that also moves around to the groin, buttock or upper thigh.
  • Pain that can be a dull ache or a sharp feeling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Local soreness upon touch
  • Pain that is worsened by sitting and improves with movement
  • Pain that makes it hard to walk or stand up straight
  • Walking, even running, may feel better than sitting/standing
  • Changing positions may relieves back pain temporarily
  • Shooting pain that travels to buttock, leg, and foot (sciatica)

Pain that lasts more than three months is considered chronic. If your Lower Back Pain is not better within 72 hours, you should consult a health professional. At North Shore Family Chiropractors in Chatswood, we take a detailed history of your unique symptoms so we can tailor a Lower Back Pain treatment plan designed to relieve your pain.

What causes lower back pain?

Lower Back Pain that comes on suddenly is most often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back. The pain may be caused by muscle spasms or a strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments. At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood we see patients whose Lower Back Pain can be caused by a variety of sources including spinal muscles, nerves, joints, discs, ligaments or tendons in the lumbar spine.

Causes of Lower Back Pain may include:

  • Muscle spasm (very tense muscles)
  • Sciatica or herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spine curvatures (like scoliosis or kyphosis)
  • Strain or tears to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back
  • Fracture of the spinal cord or spine
  • Pelvic/leg length imbalances

There may also be Lower Back Pain that is caused by another medical condition such as:

  • An abnormal aortic aneurysm that is leaking
  • Cancer involving the spine
  • Infection of the spine (osteomyelitis, diskitis, abscess)
  • Kidney infection or kidney stones
  • Arthritis conditions, such as osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Problems related to pregnancy
  • Medical conditions that affect the female reproductive organs, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, or uterine fibroids.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood, we diagnose Lower Back Pain by taking a comprehensive medical history, and performing a physical examination. We may also use diagnostic imaging to determine what treatment is appropriate for the relief of your Lower Back Pain.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood, we diagnose Lower Back Pain by taking a comprehensive medical history, and performing a physical examination. We may also use diagnostic imaging to determine what treatment is appropriate for the relief of your Lower Back Pain.

What are the best exercises for low back pain?

If you are experiencing Lower Back Pain, it is crucial to consult with your Chiropractic Doctor about appropriate exercise as you may make the problem worse through inappropriate activity. At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood we offer a comprehensive exercise program as part of a holistic Lower Back Pain treatment regime designed to relieve your pain. These exercises are designed to improve your symptoms and prevent relapse in the future, and our clinic is equipped with an expansive patient gym with equipment.

How can Chiropractic care relieve lower back pain?

The goals of chiropractic care include the restoration of function and prevention of further injury in addition to Lower Back Pain relief. If you have Lower Back Pain, North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood may be able to help through chiropractic manipulation treatment.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures of the spine are generally effective for the treatment of Lower Back Pain. Once the initial treatment has been completed, maintenance with chiropractic manipulation can enhance the long term outcomes for patients, particularly those who have non-specific and chronic Lower Back Pain.

At NorthShore Family Chiropractors we use the the most researched chiropractic technique in the world, Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) which we integrate with traditional Chiropractic treatment. This is a scientific approach to spinal realignment and pain relief. When the spine assumes it’s healthy and ideal alignment it is performs at it’s best, helping to prevent symptoms of Lower Back Pain.

If you are experiencing Lower Back Pain, then contact our friendly clinic at North Shore Family Chiropractors in Chatswood to book in for an appointment and find out more about how we can support you in the treatment of your condition.

What are the best exercises for low back pain?

At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood, we diagnose Middle Back Pain by taking a comprehensive medical history, and performing a physical examination.

We may also use diagnostic imaging such as X-rays to determine the underlying cause of your Middle Back Pain so we can tailor a treatment plan unique to your needs.

Treatment for your Middle Back Pain will depend on the results of a thorough examination by your Chiropractic Doctor.

At our clinic we offer relief from Back Pain through:

  • chiropractic manipulation
  • chiropractic mobilisation
  • traction treatment with our equipment
  • postural correction
  • an exercise program
  • lifestyle changes such as exercise and behavioural change.

How is back pain treated?

At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood, we diagnose Middle Back Pain by taking a comprehensive medical history, and performing a physical examination.

We may also use diagnostic imaging such as X-rays to determine the underlying cause of your Middle Back Pain so we can tailor a treatment plan unique to your needs.

Treatment for your Middle Back Pain will depend on the results of a thorough examination by your Chiropractic Doctor.

At our clinic we offer relief from Back Pain through:

  • chiropractic manipulation
  • chiropractic mobilisation
  • traction treatment with our equipment
  • postural correction
  • an exercise program
  • lifestyle changes such as exercise and behavioural change.

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