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Lower Back Pain Management

Are you currently suffering from lower back pain?

If so, you are not alone. Research shows that 85% of people suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives.

The good news is that you can take measures to prevent or lessen most back pain episodes. Your Osteopath is an expert who can help you to manage your symptoms and also help you to prevent lower back pain from re-occurring.

“The principles of management depend on careful assessment to detect any abnormality and then appropriate treatment to correct the abnormality.”

OsteoRehab’s core principles of management of lower back pain:

  1. Identify and eliminate the leading causes of the injury
  2. Reduce pain and Inflammation
  3. Restore full range of pain-free movement
  4. Achieve optimal flexibility and strength
  5. Maintain health and fitness

Correction of the Leading Causes

Correction of the factors causing your lower back pain is the most important component of your treatment program. Your Osteopath will spend an extended period of time with you on your first appointment to gain an understanding of your complete health and injury presentation. Your Osteopath will be qualified and experienced in providing advice on ergonomics, biomechanics, dietary factors and other lifestyle factors that can be contributing to your pain.

Manual Therapy Treatment

Manual therapy may be provided by your Osteopath to assist in improving your range of motion via improvements to joint mobility and muscle extensibility. Manual therapy can help to reduce your pain and restore movement.

Dry Needling

Longstanding cases of lower back pain are categorised by the presence of multiple active trigger points (areas of protective muscular spasm or tightness). Dry needling can inactivate these trigger points to reduce your pain and muscle tightness, thus assisting with the overall injury recovery.

Injury Rehabilitation

Exercise therapy through injury rehabilitation is an essential component of the treatment of lower back pain. Exercise therapy acts to help restore and maintain your full range of motion as well as providing additional mechanical support to your back. Exercises include stretching, range of motion, stability and strengthening exercises.

Medications

Your Osteopath will discuss the need for medications with you on a case by case basis. Fortunately, many cases of lower back pain can be treated without the need for medications. If medications are required in the management for your pain, your Osteopath will either provide advice or referral to a suitable medical professional.