Back pain is one of the most common and debilitating issues people face, whether at a relatively young age or when they get older. Back pain can be caused by many things, whether through trauma from an accident or direct impact playing sport, it can play a crucial role in someone’s quality of life if they experience severe symptoms. That said, it should be known that back pain can also be caused by other unknown (to you) or less known issues or conditions that you’re impaired with to other parts of your body. With lower back pain affecting anywhere between 70-90% of the population at one point in their lives, its important to address the most common causes, symptoms and best treatment options so that you can be prepared if or when you suffer from this chronic condition.
So what are the common causes of lower back pain?
The lower back is called the lumbar region which starts below the ribcage. There are so many reasons that affect the lower back and causes of pain. Most common reasons are an injury, such as strains and sprains because of improper body movement like lifting weights or during sports activities and unbalanced body posture while sitting, driving and sleeping. Lower back pain also results with one or more part of the lower back like ligament, nerves, muscles and a bony structure called vertebral bodies that are impacted, hence lower back pain treatment should be taken seriously.
Key symptoms of lower back pain to look out for are;
- Aching pain in the lower back.
- A stinging and sharp pain in buttocks and move down to the legs and feet, called sciatica.
- Pain that occurs while changing positions or postures and comes and goes.
- Pain because of stiffness and relaxed after some movement but develops over time.
There are so many symptoms that people experience when suffering from lower back pain, not to mentioned it is also influenced by many factors as well – varying from individual to individual, but let’s take a look at our top six (6) tips to prevent lower back pain.
Top 6 Tips To Prevent Lower Back Pain
1. Be in good shape and maintain your weight: One of the best ways to prevent your back pain is to get up and get moving. A good shape of your body and well-developed muscle can prevent you to hurt your back. Exercise can also make your joints fluid. An overweight body puts more pressure on your lower back and adds strain on your back.
2. Maintain your Posture: Most of the people have desk jobs and sit with an improper posture while doing the work and create a strain on their lower back. By maintaining a proper posture you can avoid the pain. You can also use different lower back support while working to prevent the back pain.
3. Stretching: Stretching is an extraordinary method to mitigate unending and intense lower back pain and forestall future lower back issues. Since the muscles in the back reach out in various ways, it’s imperative to do an assortment of stretches. Some of the yoga postures to ease lower back pain includes:
- Cat and Cow Pose
- Superman pose
- Sphinx Pose
- Thread and Needle Pose
4. Improve your sleeping Position: A choice of an improved sleeping position can help you to avoid unnecessary pressure on the lower back. Doctors will, in general, differ when suggesting perfect sleeping positions, so being guided by your solace levels and utilizing your own judgment is a great backup to their recommendation.
5. Eat Right And Drink Well: A relentless eating regimen of unnecessarily fiery or cheap food can strain your nervous system, which will make back issues. On the other hand, a sound eating routine of crisp leafy foods, lean meats, dairy items, and entire grains will keep your stomach related tract on track. “On the off chance that your digestive organs are working and working appropriately, that will keep up your spine in light. Our body is made of 70% of water. Drinking a good quantity of water keeps our body hydrated and remove stiffness.
6. Physiotherapy: Consulting a professional lower back pain physiotherapy specialist will result in adopting a non-invasive approach to treating your condition without the need for prescription medicine or surgery. Well respected physiotherapist will generally be able to control and manage your condition whilst also being able to help educate you and provide you with exercises and other tools to help manage your condition yourself. This will obviously be a most effective treatment option as you will be able to carry out specific exercise that will directly remedy your situation and reduce ongoing pain.
As lower back pain can arrive in different ways, its important that you consult your doctor or medical professional to properly diagnose your situation, as the back is a vital part of your body that controls your overall mobility and movement – someone that can be life changing, so its important to manage this with absolute care.
About the Author
Elite Spinal Physiotherapy and Pilates is Sydney’s leading physiotherapy for back pain and headache physiotherapy clinic. They provide client-focused care, with state-of-the-art hands on spinal treatment and tailored physiotherapy led clinical Pilates sessions.
They are the premier physiotherapy clinic in Bondi Junction – 6/360 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022. If you could like to book an appointment, please call them on 02 9387 3310 or visit their website.