About 80% of adult population experience low back pain at some point of their lifetime.
It is the most common cause of job-related disability and leading contributor to absence at work.
WHAT COULD BE THE CAUSE?
- Abrupt movements
- Injury to the structures of lower back
- Poor posture
- Degeneration of structures of the lower back
- Lumbar Sprain/Strain
- Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
- Herniated / Slipped disc
- Lumbar radiculopathy
YOU MAY EXPERIENCE…
Pain that is localised to the back or radiating pain in the legs, or both.
The type of symptom(s) you may be experiencing differs according to the cause.
- Pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp burning pain
- And/or associated with tingling, numbness or weakness
*Low back pain is rarely caused by serious underlying conditions, but if you do notice symptoms that are alarming, do seek immediate medical attention.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Hot / Cold packs
- Physical Therapy through :
- Back stretching & strengthening exercise
- Spinal adjustments and/or traction
- Education regarding correct posture and proper ergonomics
- Medications or surgery according to doctor’s advice