Low back pain can be either acute or chronic and a very disabling condition. Low back pain is often caused because of an exaggerated curve in the lumbar spine also known as Lordosis.
What can cause Lower Back Pain
There many factors going into back pain and 70% US population have some type of back pain in their life. The low back is a weak point in the body. One easy cause to an injured back pain is from bad posture. Constantly hunching over desk work, looking down at your phone, not sitting properly in seats during school or work can also pull a strain in your back muscles. Acute injuries usually last around 6 weeks but can worsen becoming chronic injuries. Types of chronic lower back injuries are:
- muscle or ligament strain – which can be improper lifting heavy objects or sudden awkward moment to strain those back muscles and later on with a constant strain the spinal lines can affect other points in your body such as neck, shoulders, and numbness down one or both legs.
- ruptured disks – disks are soft material that sit between each bone in your spine, can move, either making it ruptured or a bulging disk, that can potentially press or pinch nerves causing lower back pain.
- arthritis – could be another factor to cause of lower back pain narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, a condition called spinal stenosis.
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What can effects Lower Back Pain
Some effects that can increase chances or enhance your lower back pain.
- Age – In your older years back pain is more common starting around 30 or 40
- Lack of exercise – with not enough exercise your muscles and flexibly decreases, making it easy to interrupt it in an awkward way doing something you’re not use to doing. Excess weight is also a factor that can put a strain in your back.
- Improper lift – many people lift things wrong. Using their back instead of their legs can easily lead to back pain
How to treat Lower Back Pain
- Traditional treatments
- At home treatments – icing and adding heat, over counter pain killers, etc.
- Medicine – prescription pain killers from your doctor
- The Structura Approach to Treatment
- Structura PhysioTherapy
- The goal and focus are to create balance within the fascial system of the body through movement and touch. It systematically releases patterns of stress and impaired function. A Structural Integration Practitioner uses physical pressure and manipulation to stretch and guide fascia to a place of easier movement. It is practiced in an organized series of sessions and individual sessions within a framework designed to restore postural balance and functional ease by aligning and integrating the body in gravity.
- Postural Alignment Therapy also known as Exercise Therapy.
- Re-patterning exercises are given to continue the facilitation of healing. Re-patterning is a postural therapy program involving a series of stretches and gentle exercises that once designed for your individual needs can be continued at home.
- Mobility Therapy
- Your therapist can help you design Self-Care programs and techniques that you can do at home to help improve and maintain the health of your low back, pain-free.
- Don’t forgot there also preventions you can do to stop lower back pain, simple but affective things that can lower your chances of pain. By just standing straighter, sitting correctly and lifting with your legs instead of your back.
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