Patients frequently experience low back pain as tension, soreness or stiffness in their lower back area. This pain is often referred to as ‘non-specific’ back pain and usually improves on its own within a few days.
Back pain may be called either ‘acute’ or ‘chronic’ depending on how long symptoms are present. You may have:
It can be difficult to know exactly what causes lower back pain. There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of developing lower back pain.
Treatment may include the use of spinal manipulation, massage, myofascial release and other muscle and joint therapies to relieve the causes of lower back pain. It is important to follow your osteopath’s recommendations on posture, stretching and other activities, in order to receive the benefits of the treatment.