Lower Back Pain

At Kurilpa Chiropractic we perform a thorough assessment of the spine and a thorough health history to help find the cause of your lower back pain.

Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints which affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Lower back pain is a common contributor to taking time off work. For many, back pain disappears on its’ own after a few days or weeks. For others, chronic lower back pain can last for months or years. At Kurilpa Chiropractic we see people who are seeking lower back pain relief. The most common lower back pain conditions are sciatica, slipped discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, lumbar facet syndrome, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, lower back strain, annular tears, sacro-iliac syndrome, hamstring strain, ITB issues, etc.

Lower Back Pain

What causes lower back pain?

Chronic lower back pain is pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer. About 20 percent of people affected by acute low back pain develop chronic low back pain with persistent symptoms at one year. At Kurilpa Chiropractic we use chiropractic manipulation and sports massage to help chronic lower back pain. Chronic lower back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. There are spinal nerves that branch out of the spine to the legs, feet and vital organs of the body. There are muscles, nerves, ligaments, discs and bones that work to provide movement to the spine and the following can be happening.

  • Irritation of a pinched nerve in the back can cause localized pain or a referral of pain to another area, like the foot. If the pain refers down the leg to the foot it can be called sciatica. Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve which travels through the glute muscles (buttock), down the back of the leg to the foot. Some people describe sciatic pain as burning or stabbing lower back pain travelling down one leg.
  • Irritation of a pinched nerve in the back due to spinal degeneration in the spine and disc. This can occur more as we age or due to a history of repetitive trauma. i.e; Repetitive heavy weight lifting deadlifts can cause repetitive trauma in the lower discs of the spine. A common area is at L5/S1 of a bulging disc.
  • The muscles of the back may be strained. One common muscle is the quadratus lumborum which helps with lower back extension and side bending.
  • Irritation of a pinched nerve in the back can be due to a bulging disc. The herniated disc can be an acute episode of inflammation and pain which puts pressure on the nerve. Other terms used for a herniated disc are a prolapsed disc, ruptured disc or a slipped disc. Common injuries causing a herniated disc can be sudden movement twisting the lower back lifting a heavy box or falling over. The sudden movement can cause short term lower back pain and then disappear after a few days. At other times the sudden movement can cause long term lower back pain.

Slipped disc treatment

There are a number of options for slipped disc treatment. Some people opt for surgery if the pain continues for long periods and isn’t manageable. Chiropractic treatment and sports massage is common for slipped disc treatment with core stabilising exercises and pilates which can help with back pain relief. It is important to take action instead of waiting for the pain to go away.

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Kurilpa Chiropractic
& Sports Massage
WEST END
Phone: 0451 442 968
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391 Montague Road,West End
Brisbane, QLD 4101

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