Back pain is a very common condition, which affects four in five people at some point in their adult life. Mechanical lower back pain or ‘non specific lower back pain’ is the most common cause of lower back pain. This is where the pain is a result of strained muscles, joints, ligaments, minor damage to an intervertebral disc, or several tissues causing the pain. Symptoms can differ from person to person, from sharp pain to stiffness and soreness. It can be a short problem lasting only a few days, but in some cases it can take weeks, months or even years to get past an episode.
Causes of Back Pain
- Bad posture
- Poor ergonomics
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Frequent repetitive movements, twisting/lifting/pulling/pushing
- High levels of stress and anxiety
- Trauma or Injury
Treatment of mechanical back pain
Research has found that manual therapies such as Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture can help with the symptoms of pain and with the right advice can help you to manage your symptoms and prevent it from coming back.
If you have any further questions about back pain or how Osteopathy could help you, feel free to get in touch.