Lower back pain and osteopathy
The type of symptoms you might feel could be any of the following, sharp pain, burning or throbbing pain, shooting or stabbing pains. These can be either intermittent or constant.
Acute back pain has many causes, trauma such as sleeping in a poor position leading to a stiff back or straining back muscles from carrying a heavy object.
Chronic back pain may be caused by sitting at computers, poor posture, incorrect driving position or pathological conditions such as spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis.
What are the causes of lower back pain ?
When you repeat wrong movements during your physical activity or at work for several years, you alter your spinal system which causes lower back pain.
The key is to be careful :When you lift heavy loads – When you sit in uncomfortable positions at your desk
Prolonged poor postures creat tensions in the body especially in the back which can provoke lumbago. During your sleep, a hard mattress can hurt you because it doesn’t fit your back shape. Same thing occurs if you use pillows that are too high. In front of your computer, you don’t adapt the right posture, especially when you are tired and stressed.
The lack of exercise is a major cause of lumbago. The vertebrae, muscles or ligaments lose elasticity and tone with age. Overweight can also contribute to your back’s fragility. That’s why, it’s recommended to exercise. The osteopath can give you adapted advice to choose the best activity for you.
Painful periods, endometriosis or abdominal scars such as cesarean section can cause visceral disorders related to low back pain.
A session to release your lower back pain will consist of an evaluation to determine the state of the body and the response to any previous treatments.This is followed by a hands-on manual therapy, working with the bones, joints and soft tissues of the body including the tendons, ligaments, muscles and fascia.
The McKenzie approach aims to eliminate pain and regain mobility in your back with simple exercises that you can easily do at home or at work. Thus, you gain great autonomy in managing your pain and maintaining your condition.
The keys to preventing and avoiding low back pain are:
- Have the core muscles that keep the spine and pelvis in optimal alignment.
- Prevent unwanted movements.
To accomplish these goals, the core muscles must provide the best length / strength ratio and perfect movement. For information, when moving the extremities, an optimal isometric contraction of the trunk muscles is necessary to appropriately stabilize the proximal attachments of the muscles of the lower limbs.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. It would not replace a session with a practitioner.