Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems world wide. It affects millions of people around the world. Most people will experience it in their lifetime. Lower back pain is the world’s most common cause of absence from work and its most common disability.
While there can be many causes for lower back pain, the most common cause is a result of injury or trauma to the muscles, ligaments, joints, or discs. Some other causes include chronic underlying conditions and poor posture. If you have lower back pain and live in Kingscliff, Cabarita, Bogangar or nearby areas, reach out to us your local chiropractor in Chinderah for treatment!
Here are the most common causes of lower back pain:
Injury or Trauma
The single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. Accidents or trauma suffered during sports, work-related activities such as lifting a heavy object, falls, and even every day activities can cause injury to the muscles and ligaments of the back. This can lead to acute pain and discomfort. It is important to be aware of your risk of injury from activities such as sports or work-related tasks, and if you do suffer an injury seek advice from your health care provider. Our chiropractors at Tweed Coast Chiropractic can provide treatment for lower back pain due to injury or trauma.
Poor posture can lead to increased strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lower back, leading to pain and discomfort. Common causes of poor posture include sitting or standing with bad habits (slouching, leaning forward), carrying heavy loads unevenly, poor ergonomic set up of work stations, and sleeping in an uncomfortable position. It is important to maintain good posture while standing or sitting throughout the day, as well as paying attention to how you are carrying heavy items and positioning yourself when sleeping. Our chiropractors at Tweed Coast Chiropractic near Cabarita Beach can help you identify any issues with your posture that might be contributing to lower back pain.
Chronic Underlying Conditions that can cause lower back pain include:
- Herniated disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Unusual spine curvatures such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis
- Facet and Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Degenerative disc disease
Exercising regularly is one of the best ways to prevent lower back pain, as regular physical activity helps keep muscles and ligaments strong and flexible. Without an adequate amount of exercise, muscles can become weaker, leading to increased tension in the lower back area, which can result in pain and discomfort. If you have back pain it’s important to get advice on the right type of exercise to do and the rehabilitation exercises required to get you back to your regular activities,
Managing Back Pain
Recognising the causes of lower back pain is essential for reducing the rate of occurrence. Good posture, regular exercise and being aware of any potential risks of injury can help reduce the risk of developing chronic lower back pain. If you are experiencing symptoms of lower back pain for more than a few days to a week, it is important to seek advice and support from your health care practitioner. A chiropractor at Tweed Coast Chiropractic near Cabarita Beach and Bogangar can provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for your lower back pain issues. Our experienced practitioners provide long appointments and utilise a variety of techniques tailored to individual needs Contact us to book an appointment!