Low Back Pain

It is thought that 98% of us will suffer back pain sometime in our life. Sometimes the pain can refer down the back of the leg, which is a condition known as sciatica. The structures usually at fault are either a disc, an intervertebral joint, or pain can refer from the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis.

 

Careful assessment with a physiotherapist can determine areas of asymmetry, stiffness or hypermobility, muscle imbalance and spasm.

 

Many back problems are aggravated by a repetitive activity, poor posture, or poor work erganomics. Physiotherapy can help identify these problems, correct postural habits and malalignment and advise on manual handling techniques and erganomics.

 

New Century Physiotherapy Ltd 2006