For those who have experienced lower back pain before, you know just how debilitating and painful it can be. If you are experiencing it for the first time now, it will likely worsen if left untreated. Lower back pain is categorised as a common and painful condition affecting the lower portion of the back and/or spine.
The most well-known cause of lower back pain is injuring yourself when improperly lifting a heavy object. Other causes could be lack of strength in the area, poor posture or something more serious such as a fracture, herniated disc or arthritis. Injuries may involve surrounding joints, ligaments, discs, nerves, or muscles in the neck and back.
In some cases, minor lower back pain will subside in a couple of weeks – but this doesn’t mean the pain won’t return without treatment. Your best option is to seek physiotherapy early as they can help in a number of ways. Your spine is subject to wear and tear and can be easily damaged. Your rehabilitation program will include a targeted strengthening program that includes activation exercises and then moves on to more functional exercises. We pride ourselves on using a hands-on approach that includes soft tissue release, joint mobilisation, and manipulation to treat back pain. We also include neural mobilisation, strengthening and stretching exercises not only for the specific area that caused the pain but also for other areas that may be overwhelmed. Therefore, treat not only the pain but also the cause of the pain.
Exercises for lower back
Always seek the professional expertise of our physios for pain treatment, but here are four stretches than could help you:
Back Flexion Stretch:
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