What Can You Do About Low Back Pain

Low back pain, spine, disc bulge, disc herniation

A prevalent condition in Australia, affecting up to 80% of adults at some point in their lives. A 2018 study found that low back pain was the leading cause of disability globally, with a significant impact on individuals and the healthcare system. In Australia, low back pain accounts for approximately 3% of all hospital admissions and is a leading cause of absenteeism from work.

The most common symptoms of low back pain include pain, stiffness, referral pain into the leg and limited mobility in the lower back. Fortunately, evidence-based rehabilitation has been shown to be an effective treatment approach for low back pain. Studies have found that exercise, such as strength and flexibility training, Pilates and exercise can reduce pain and improve function in individuals with low back pain.

Manual therapy, including spinal mobilisation and massage, can also be beneficial in reducing pain and improving function in individuals with low back pain. Education on exercise, body mechanics, modified activities and pain management strategies can help prevent future episodes of low back pain and promote long-term health and wellness.

With adequate treatment and self-management strategies, individuals with low back pain can improve their quality of life and get back to their daily activities.

To book in a consultation with our therapist to see how we can help manage and eliminate back pain please call on 9116 8691 or book online.

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