Lower Back Injuries
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Spinal Canal Stenosis
Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Dysfunction
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
What Causes Common Lower Back Injuries?
Lower Back Pain is a very common symptom that affect all men’s ages. The pain can separate in two large categories depending on the time period that the pain symptom persists. These are chronic and acute. Acute is the kind of pain that lasts for less than three months. Chronic is the pain that exists for more than three months.
Acute pain is mostly impulsive of onrush and it is usually triggered by a relatively minor movement such as bending to pick up an object. This extraneous incident may be more indicative of fatigue than tissue overload. The formation of the inflammation will probably increas the pain in the next few hours.
The pain is usually in the lower lumbar area and may be central, bilateral or unilateral. It may radiate to the buttocks, hamstrings or lower leg. Sharp, lancinating pain in the narrow band down the leg is radicular pain and is associated with nerve root irritation, commonly as a result of interveretebral disk prolapse.
Chronic pain in the low back often indicates a disc problem, a joint problem, and/or an irritated nerve root. Common causes include: Lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, Facet joint dysfunction, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis etc.
Common Treatments for Low Back Pain
Physiotherapy is indicated to the lower back pain from the very beginning. Your physical therapist will encourage you to adopt the position of most comfort. The methods to be shown are the following:
- Movements that aggravate pain and should be avoided
- How to rest in bed in order to be comfortable
- Your physiotherapist will use: electrotherapeutic modalities such as TENS, magnetic field therapy, laser etc to help you dealing with pain
Overall, physiotherapy helps many people who suffer from pain in the lower back and the results are obvious from the first session.