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Lower Back Pain: Issues & Available Treatment Options

Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by waking up with back pain?

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, read on to learn all about the associated issues, as well as how Osteopaths can work with you to try to help with your pain.

Is your back pain stopping you from doing the things you love?

Does this sound familiar to you? It is essential to understand that lower back pain experiences are not the same. There could be many factors contributing to your pain.

Is your back pain impacting your quality of life?

Lower back pain can have many impacts on your life. It can stop you from doing the things you love, affect your sleep, and reduce your employment security, among other things. This can cause stress and strain to your finances, emotions, and lifestyle, which can make you desperate to find cures and quick fixes.

HAVE YOU DONE ANY OF THESE THINGS?

Searched online to find solutions for your lower back? Watched a YouTube video selling a program to get rid of your pain?Read multiple blogs about quick fixes for lower back pain? Asked Siri, Alexa, or Dr. Google, “How to stop my back pain?”If you have searched online, you may have found a lot of conflicting advice and therapies. It can be confusing; there is a lot of information out there, and it is hard to know what to do…So first, with knowledge comes power…

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Lower back pain is the number one cause and cost of work-related disability (2)
  • Lower back pain causes significant levels of anxiety, pain, and discomfort and can be linked to psychological depression (3-5)
  • 60% to 90% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives (1)
  • Lower back pain can be a complex issue due to the structures surrounding it (pelvis, sacrum, hip, thorax, abdomen) which can be a source of the pain (The great news is) most of the cases of lower back pain can be harmless and conservative approaches are recommended (6-8)

Then the best advice we can give you is: Seek help with your local Allied Health Practitioner to understand the cause of your lower back pain. At Mana Health Clinic your Osteopath will develop an evidence-based and individual pain management plan that tries to fit your lifestyle and your needs.

Mana Health Clinic has a holistic approach to your health

Osteopathy can treat a range of painful conditions.

How can our Osteopath assist you with your back pain?

Research has shown that Osteopathic manipulative treatment may be beneficial (9). Techniques used by Osteopaths, such as spinal manipulations or manual therapies, might help you with your lower back pain (10-13).

But everyone is different and it is really important to have a good understanding of your unique situation before doing any type of treatments.

A comprehensive assessment, completed by an Osteopath, will help you to understand the contributing factors of your pain. Your Osteopath will address each of these factors with an individual management plan.The plan will be tailored to your specific needs, with strategies such as manual therapies, education programs, and exercises to assist you in overcoming the problem.

Research has shown that the combination of hands-on treatment, exercise, and information may decrease pain experiences (6).

It is essential to know that your Osteopath can provide specific advice about treatment and program to best suit your needs. However, you are the key player in your health journey. With support from an Osteopath, your actions, and commitment may lead you to a better quality of life.

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