Low Back Pain


Low back pain physiotherapy can be a complicated business. The lumbar spine is made up of 5 large vertebrae with discs positioned in between each of the vertebrae. Exiting at each vertebral level are a pair of spinal nerves, these nerves supply motor and sensory information to the lower limbs with each individual nerve responsible for different areas and muscles of the lower extremities.

There are many muscles and ligaments passing through, as well as attaching to and from the lower back, so between the joints, discs and all these muscles, ligaments and nerves it means there are multiple structures that operate as potential sources of low back pain. If you are looking for low back pain physiotherapy treatment please consult Sterling clinic.

Causes Of Low Back Pain

Some common contributors to the cause of low back pain can include poor posture, being either poor dynamic or stationary posture, weak core muscles and degenerative conditions.
Sciatica is a regular complaint. sciatica is a set of symptoms that can be caused by irritation or compression to one of the lumbar spinal nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. Sciatic pain is typically felt in the lower back, buttocks and/or varying parts of the leg and foot, in addition to pain, numbness, pins and needles, tingling, muscular weakness may also be felt or noted in the lower extremities. A diagnosis of sciatica does not give an indication of what is irritating the nerve root it is just an set of symptoms that suggest the nerve root is being irritated. We often see patients complaining of sciatica symptoms regularly because prolonged poor sitting posture a common problem exists with a large no of offices.

Common Low Back Conditions

We commonly see a variety of other low back pain conditions, including conditions like spondylolysis which is common in adolescents who over train in activities such as rowing, tennis, diving, martial arts and gymnastics. Spondylolisthesis when one vertebra slips forward in relation to an adjacent vertebrae, as well as vertebral instability where there is abnormal movement between a bone in the spine and the one next to it, as well as lumbar disc injury which is a very common complaint in the 30-50 year old age bracket requiring low back pain physiotherapy.
Whatever the condition having the right combination of strength and flexibility around spine is vital for a well functioning low back. We at Sterling help you achieve the right combination for your spine to help eliminate your low back pain.