Lower Back Pain
“We are specialists in this area and if you are looking for relief then look no further than our clinic. We use physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture and chiropractic techniques to get the job done.”
4 out of 5 people suffer with one or more episodes of back pain throughout their life. It is probably the most common condition that we treat.
The complex design of the lumbar spine provides tremendous strength and flexibility in addition to providing protection for the highly sensitive spinal cord and nerve roots.
The low back consists of 5 moveable vertebrae numbered L1-L5. The bottom lumbar vertebra (L 5), is joined to the sacrum, which is a triangular-shaped bone in the pelvis, made up of 5 fused vertebrae. Beneath this is the coccyx, which is a small piece of bone that projects out from the very bottom of the spine.
The vertebrae are peculiarly shaped bones which are linked to their adjacent vertebrae by small facet joints. Between each of the vertebrae is a ‘disc’. These are made of a tough fibrous outer layer and a softer gel-like centre. The disc acts like a ‘shock absorber’ and help give the back its flexibility.
Lower Back Conditions that we treat
- Back pain
- Osteoarthritis/wear and tear (Lumbar Spondylosis)
- Disc pathologies (slipped/bulging/ruptured degenerative discs)
- Trapped nerves/nerve root pain (Sciatica)
- Muscular and ligament strains
- Sacroiliac joint pain/dysfunction
- Ankylosing Spondylosis
- Postural related symptoms
- Spondylolisthesis / Pars Interarticularis fractures
- Pregnancy-related symptoms
- Fractures (broken bones)
This list is not exhaustive; please ring the clinic if you have any queries about other conditions or injuries.
Your condition will be thoroughly assessed by your physiotherapist, who will explain their findings and discuss the proposed treatment plan with you for your agreement.