Lower Back Pain Treatment

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Lower Back Pain

Welcome to Brisbane West Osteopath, your trusted destination for effective lower back pain treatment. We understand the debilitating nature of lower back pain and its impact on your daily life. We are dedicated to providing relief from the severe pain in your spine and helping you regain your quality of life.

For lower Back Pain Treatment Brisbane, contact us today.

Lower Back Pain Symptoms

Back pain symptoms can vary from person to person, but they commonly include localised discomfort, stiffness, muscle weakness, and restricted movement. At Brisbane West Osteopath, our comprehensive approach includes assessing not only the spine but also the surrounding soft tissues and structures in your lower back pain.

We also pay special attention to facet joints, which are small joints located at the back of the spine that facilitate movement and provide pain relief. Dysfunction in these joints can contribute to back pain, and our treatments aim to restore their proper function and alignment. Additionally, we may recommend cold packs or other modalities to alleviate inflammation and reduce back pain, complementing our hands-on therapies and exercises.

In some cases of back pain, the involvement of the spine and nerve roots can lead to debilitating symptoms. One condition that can cause this is myofascial pain syndrome, characterised by the presence of trigger points in the muscles, which refer pain to other areas. Alongside back pain, individuals may experience muscle weakness and restricted movement.

What is the fastest way to help lower back pain?

It is important to note that each individual’s condition is unique. However, our team of skilled practitioners will work closely with you to develop a personalised lower back treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of your back pain. This may include a combination of therapies such as spinal adjustments, stretching and gentle techniques, exercises, and lifestyle modifications to relieve pain and improve the health of your spine.

How Do I Know If My Back Pain Is Serious?

Determining whether your back pain is serious or not can be a concern. If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to seek immediate medical attention: severe and persistent back pain, pain radiating down the legs, numbness or weakness in the legs and back muscles causing pain, difficulty controlling bladder or bowel function, or fever accompanying back pain. These signs may indicate a more serious underlying condition that requires urgent evaluation and treatment to avoid the pain progressing or causing nerve damage. 

How Long Does It Takes For a Lower Back Strain to Heal? 

The duration for lower back pain to heal can vary depending on the severity of the injury in your spine. In general, most lower back strains resolve within a few weeks with appropriate rest, gentle exercises, and conservative treatment. However, for more severe cases of chronic back pain, the healing process may take longer. Our experienced practitioners will assess your condition and provide you with an estimated timeline for recovery based on your individual circumstances of lower back pain.

Our Osteopaths have a particular interest in treating patients with chronic lower back pain. We have developed a system, which we have found helpful at addressing the causing of the underlying chronic pain, rather than just managing the symptoms. Our goal for patients with chronic lower back pain is long term relief, rather than always having to rely on ongoing treatment.

How Do I Know If My Back Pain Is a Disc or Muscle?

Differentiating between lower back pain originating from a disc or muscle can be challenging. However, a thorough evaluation, including physical exams and, if necessary, diagnostic imaging, can help determine the underlying cause of your back pain. Disc-related pain often presents with symptoms such as shooting leg pain, numbness, or tingling, whereas muscle-related pain is commonly associated with localised tenderness and muscle spasms. Our skilled Osteopaths will conduct a comprehensive assessment to accurately diagnose the source of your back pain and recommend appropriate treatment options for pain relievers.

How To From Lower Back Pain as Quickly as Possible?

If you’re seeking ways to recover as soon as possible, our Osteopaths will focus on releasing muscles, improving joint range of motion, relieving pain, improving function, and facilitating the healing process. Treatments may include manual therapies to address spinal misalignments, exercises to strengthen the back muscles and improve flexibility, pain management techniques, and lifestyle modifications to promote optimal healing.

At Brisbane West Osteopath, we understand the importance of addressing the underlying causes of lower back pain. Our treatments are designed to target issues such as biomechanical lower back pain, nerve root compression, and soft tissue imbalances that can contribute to pain. By providing pain relief and promoting proper spinal alignment, we aim to enhance blood flow, reduce inflammation, and alleviate the pain that affects your daily life.

Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or a sudden bout of severe back pain, our skilled practitioners are here to help. We have a special interest in treating conditions that affect the spine, including issues related to the spinal cord, spinal canal, and nerve roots.

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Causes of Lower Back Pain

There are two main categories or causes we group lower back pain into. Simple joint strain or sprain, and disc problems. Simple joint pain comes from facet joint, ligaments and muscles in the lower back. Often even in causes of simple joint pain, the pain has persistent for years because the underlying cause of the pain has not been addressed. Our Osteopaths have a different way of assessing and treating the pelvis. In our experience, many patients who have suffered chronic lower back pain have improved well once the biomechanics of the pelvis are improved.

At Brisbane West Osteopathy we treat many patients suffering from chronic, painful disc problems, which are a significant cause of lower back pain. Often these patients have tried other treatments, including surgery and steroid injections without success. We find the majority of such patients respond well to our treatment and management. This is because we correct the underlying biomechanical cause of the disc problem, thus allowing the disc a chance to recover.

We utilise a combination of therapeutic techniques, such as manual adjustments, exercises, and targeted interventions to alleviate pain. By focusing on the spinal column and addressing the transmission of pain signals, we aim to reduce inflammation and restore proper function. Our team is committed to helping you manage and overcome lower back pain, so you can enjoy a healthier and more comfortable life.

Is Leg Pain and Back Pain Related?

Leg pain often accompanies back pain, especially when nerve roots are affected. The compression or irritation of spinal nerves can cause radiating pain that extends down the legs. Our team will assess the extent of nerve involvement and develop a personalised treatment plan to relieve back pain, restore function, and promote healing. By targeting the source of the pain, whether it’s related to disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or other factors, we strive to provide effective relief and improve your daily life.

Duration of The Treatment

The duration of your healing process may vary depending on the severity of your condition and individual factors to relieve pain. While some individuals experience relief within a few weeks of treatment, others with more complex cases may require a longer recovery period. Although disc problems take longer to recover, they generally improve well after six weeks of treatment. Our practitioners will closely monitor your progress, adjust the treatment plan as needed, and provide you with a clear understanding of your expected healing timeline.

At Brisbane West Osteopath we also conduct thorough assessments of the lumbar spine and nerve roots to accurately diagnose and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Depending on the severity of the acute pain, sometimes medication options may be considered. In certain cases, blood tests may be performed to rule out any underlying systemic conditions contributing to the acute back pain. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care that targets the root cause of your pain and helps you on your journey to recovery.

Regardless of the cause of your lower back pain, we may be able to help. Therefore, if you need lower back pain, contact us during business hours. 

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References

*Chaitow L., Jones R., 2012. Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction. Churchill Livingstone.

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