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  • E-Young Khoo

Lower Back Pain: Not Just From Carrying Your Team

Lower back pain is a common condition that affects millions of people globally. The pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp and intense pain, and it can last for just a few days or persist for months or even years. The lower back is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves, and a variety of factors can contribute to lower back pain, including poor posture, injury, overuse, and aging.

Fortunately, physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for lower back pain. Physiotherapy involves a variety of techniques and exercises designed to help reduce pain and improve function. Our physiotherapists are trained to assess and diagnose the underlying cause of the pain and design a personalized treatment plan to help the patient achieve their goals.

One of the most common techniques used in physiotherapy for lower back pain is exercise. Exercises can help to strengthen the muscles in the back, improve posture, and increase flexibility. These exercises can range from simple, low-impact exercises such as stretching and gentle movements to more advanced exercises that target specific muscle groups. Our physiotherapists will work with patients to determine the right exercises for their individual needs, taking into account factors such as the cause of the pain and the patient's physical abilities.

Another common technique used in physiotherapy for lower back pain is manual therapy. Manual therapy involves the use of hands-on techniques to help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and reduce muscle tension. These techniques can include massage, joint mobilization, and spinal manipulation. Manual therapy can be especially beneficial for patients with chronic lower back pain, as it can help to break up scar tissue and improve the movement of joints and muscles.

In addition to exercise and manual therapy, physiotherapists may also incorporate other techniques into their treatment plans, including heat and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. These techniques can help to reduce pain and promote healing, and they can be used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques to achieve the best possible results.

Lower back pain can be a debilitating condition, but physiotherapy can be an effective treatment. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent future injury, and it can be tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each patient. If you are experiencing lower back pain, book in a session with one of our fantastic physiotherapists and start you journey to recovery.

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