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Low back pain:

Low back pain is a common condition that affects approximately 60 – 80% of people through the course of their lifetime.

What symptoms do you possibly have when you have low back pain?

  • Pain in the lower back region, the buttock area and sometimes pain can refer down your thigh and calf
  • Other than pain, you may possibly experience numbness, tingling, pins and needles

Causes of LBP:

  • Most of the lower back pain is caused by muscle and ligament strains or sprains related to excessive activities or a sudden episode of awkward posture
  • Sciatica (please refer to one of our previous blogs)
  • Disc injury

How can physio help with LBP?

You physiotherapist at Refine can help you with the following:

  • Assess and identify the causes and sources of your lower back pain base on a thorough subjective and objective assessment
  • Identify if there is any neurological signs or any potential red flags (for example, some low back pain can be referred pain from adjacent organs)
  • Assess your posture and movement pattern and provide suitable advice
  • The physiotherapy intervention that you will be receiving at the clinic includes but are not limited to joint mobilisations, hands on muscular release, taping, stretches, motor control/stabilisation exercises and strengthening exercises, as well as advice addressing your concerns
  • At the end of the consultation, you will be provided with an outline of treatment plan that addresses your pain and goals.

What can you do on your own to help with pain?

  • Remember to stay active and continue with movements that are pain-free or causing minimal pain
  • You can use a heat pack or ice pack to help relieve some pain
  • Try to change your position every 30 minutes, either when you are in standing or sitting