Our lower backs, or lumbar spines, bear the weight of our upper bodies, supporting us throughout each day and allowing us to move freely. So, it’s no wonder that many people experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime and benefit from physio during the treatment and management of their condition.
Depending on the cause of the tenderness, some people experience a dull ache that’s uncomfortable yet bearable, however for others lower back pain or injury can be severe and prevent them from carrying out day-to-day activities.
Either way, the trusted team of health professionals at our North West Physiotherapy clinics across Brisbane’s northside will work with you to treat the source of your pain and improve your quality of life.
Read on as we share, common causes of lower back pain and physio treatments that might be used to help people experiencing aching and discomfort in their lumbar spine.
Common Reasons for Lower Back Pain
At North West Physio, we often see patients present with lower back pain after a period of either too much or too little physical activity.
Common mechanisms of injury include:
- Heavy lifting
- Prolonged or awkward postures
- Repetitive activities and
The pain may come on quickly or gradually develop over time.
What does a Physiotherapist do for Lower Back Pain?
The first thing a physiotherapist at North West Physio will do is complete a thorough assessment to determine the cause or source of your pain.
Following that they will develop a suitable treatment plan and advise of appropriate injury prevention strategies.
Treatment techniques we commonly implement for patients presenting with lower back pain include:
- Exercise and stretching. View 6 exercises often prescribed for lower back pain relief here.
- Advice and education
- Activity modification
- Passive mobilisation
- Electrotherapy (i.e. TENS)
- Dry needling
Why Pick North West Physio to Help Treat your Lower Back Pain
The North West Physiotherapy team will work closely with you to form an accurate diagnosis and help you get back to doing what you love.
Rather than a quick fix, your health professional will focus on both your short and long-term management.
We also offer great treatment and injury prevention programs at North West Physiotherapy, including Pilates, strength and balance, and hydrotherapy.
Time to put your body first? Schedule an appointment with the trusted North West Physiotherapy team here.
North West Physiotherapy is your one-stop pain relief and healthy living practice in Brisbane. With six clinics across North Brisbane; Everton Park, Keperra, Eatons Hill, Nundah, Lutchwyche and Newmarket, our aim is to provide holistic healthcare solution to suit your specific lifestyle.
Our services include Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Dry Needling, Massage, Womens Health, and Seniors Strength and Balance Classes. Please note that services vary across our clinics.
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