Lower Back pain can be very painful and at times very debilitating. Some of the patients that present at our office have altered posture due the pain, which can be agonising with movement. They may be bent forward or sideways from the waist up. In many patients the pain can refer into the buttocks and down the leg.
Almost everybody suffers with back pain at one time or another. Back pain may vary from a slight niggling ache to sharp debilitating pain that can affect every part of the back and also radiate to other areas of the body. Some causes of back pain include bad posture, poor seating, unsupportive beds and pillows, incorrect lifting, sedentary lifestyle, stress (both physical and mental), trauma, sports injuries, pregnancy, “wear and tear” the list goes on. Your chiropractor will identify the source of your problem, treat the cause of pain and advise how to best keep it from recurring. Tell me more about ‘back pain’ and how our London chiropractic clinic can help you rid your back pain
Patients sometimes describe the pain to be like a “tooth ache in the thigh”. At times the pain can refer into the calf and the foot and is described as sharp or shooting. This can sometimes be referred to as sciatica. In some conditions the patient experiences numbness down the leg or in parts of the leg and foot, or a pins and needles type sensation. Muscle strength in the leg can also be effected and cause weakness in the legs.
When we examine patients with these types of conditions we find a build up of trigger points in the muscles of the lower back and the buttocks. Trigger points are very tight bands of muscle and connective tissue, with hyper-sensitised pain receptors interwoven into them. When pressure is applied to these trigger points, it can feel like a red hot poker is being driven into the muscle, and at times this pain can refer to other regions such as the leg.
Our Fulham chiropractors will identify the source of your pain, and help ease it by correcting the alignment of your spine, and reducing the trigger points in the muscles and connective tissue. We will also help you identify the stresses that are contributing to the pain and guide you to make a few changes to reduce the risk of future episodes.
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