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Lower Back Pain

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Around 80% of people will experience back pain at some stage in their life. For some, chronic back pain or long-term back pain can have a major effect on their lifestyle. Back pain can often affect your ability to perform even the simplest daily tasks.

 

Numerous structures in your back can cause pain; muscles, nerves, ligaments, discs and bone could all contribute to your back pain, which is often experienced as a deep aching feeling in the lower back and is commonly exaggerated by movement or maintaining the same position for a prolonged period.

 

Types of Lower Back Pain

  • Acute Back Pain - sudden occurrence of pain, sometimes as a result of trauma. This means any combination of bending, heavy lifting or twisting in a way that accidentally causes stress to the muscles, ligaments or joints of the back. Annoyingly, acute back pain can also develop without any apparent cause and be just as painful.

 

  • Chronic Back Pain - persistent pain over a prolonged period of time. This is usually as a result of repetitive motions (RSI) or movement compensations that put stress on the back and its related structures.

 

  • Sciatica - True Sciatica is pain starting in the lower back and buttock extending in a very localised fashion all the way to the foot. It is often described as an intense and unrelenting pain. Sciatica is by far the most commonly misdiagnosed condition we see at ReachHealth. Read more here.

 

At ReachHealth, our first task is to exclude any major injury as the cause of your pain then identify which structures are involved and promote the body’s journey to recovery.

 

Don’t put up with the pain anymore. Let the experienced team at ReachHealth improve your quality of life. Book an appointment for professional advice and treatment.

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