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The Causes Low Back Pain

According to government statistics up to 60% of the adult population will experience low back pain and this is the condition that most often brings people to seek the help of a chiropractor. Low back pain may have more than one origin, maybe one of these sounds like your pain.

  • Sciatica refers to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve so there may be pain in your thigh or calf which is supplied by this nerve For patients with sciatica, we use a combination of highly specific manual techniques combined with rehabilitation and exercise.
  • Mechanical low back pain is usually the result of sprains and strains of the ligaments and muscles of the low back, either from poor posture, long term overuse, or by sudden overloading
  • Disc problems can cause sciatic type symptoms but are more severe often involving weakness , numbness or tingling into the calf or foot.
  • Inflammatory conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and ME very often have low back pain as one of the symptoms.
  • Lumbar spondylosis is another name for osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, it is also known as degenerative joint disease.

This can occur as part of the natural ageing process of the spine, or can have an earlier onset following injury or overuse. The vertebrae can get small sharp spurs, essentially becoming ‘rough around the edges’ this can rub on the surrounding tissues causing pain.

Low back pain can be acute – sudden onset, usually lasts from days to weeks and can come back from time to time.

Chronic low back pain lasts months to years and is often a gradual onset, you may notice it after a period of inactivity such as getting up from sitting or after driving.

We are highly trained in distinguishing the different types of lower back pain and can treat the condition using a variety of techniques including manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercises to improve flexibility and strength.  We may also recommend lifestyle changes and ergonomic adjustments to help prevent further injury.

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Low Back Pain Types And Chiropractic Relief By Evelynee O'Hare - West Dorset Chiropractic Centre Bridport

Evelyne O’Hare – Chiropractor

Evelyne O’Hare wrote this article on lower back pain and its relief with chiropractic treatments.

She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council GCC and is a member of both the British Chiropractic Association BCA and the Royal College of Chiropractors RCC. She uses chiropractic techniques to treat lower back pain, including manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercises to improve flexibility and strength.

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