Lower back pain(LBP) is an really annoying issue for many people.
Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of problems with any parts of the complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs between vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs or tendons in the lumbar spine. Pain can vary from a dull ache to shooting pain in lower back region or refer to your middle back , upper back, even down to hips and thigh. Honestly, LBP could be a broad and profound topic. Here I will generally sort out some common types of lower back pain.
Low back strain
A series of muscles and ligaments in your back hold the bones of your spinal column in place. You can strain these muscles by stretching them too far, causing tiny tears in the tissue. The muscles are then weakened, so they may not be able to hold the bones of your spinal column in place correctly. The spine becomes less stable, causing low back pain. It could be acute or chronic pain. And because nerves stretch out from the spinal cord throughout the entire body, low back strain can cause pain in areas other than your back.
train these muscles by stretching them too far, causing tiny tears in the tissue. The muscles are then weakened, so they may not be able to hold the bones of your spinal column in place correctly. The spine becomes less stable, causing low back pain. It could be acute or chronic pain.
Low back strain can be caused by extreme physical exertion, falling, bending or crouching repeatedly, or lifting heavy objects if you are not in shape.
- Lower back strain feels like:
- Pain and stiffness in the back.
- Pain in the buttocks and the legs, often in the back of the thigh.
- Pain that worsens when bending, stretching, coughing, or sneezing.
Symptoms of Sciatica
It is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Caused by conditions that compress the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve, the pain is more severe in the leg than in the back.
- Common symptoms of sciatica include:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
- Hip pain
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- A constant pain on one side of the rear
- A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
Herniated lumbar disc
A disk begins to herniate when its jelly-like nucleus pushes against its outer ring due to wear and tear or a sudden injury. This pressure against the outer ring may cause lower back pain. Herniated lumbar disc could have referred pain down to thigh, but it is different with symptoms of sciatica.
- Signs and symptoms of lumbar disk disease include the following:
- Sharp (rather than dull) pain
- Typically, bilateral pain located at the posterior belt line
- Referred pain rather than radicular
- Usually preceded by multiple episodes of less severe low back pain
- Localized to the lower back and gluteal area
- Pain with flexion, rotation, or prolonged sitting or standing
- Pain relieved in a recumbent position
Myofascial pain syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms associated with development of myofascial trigger points in muscles, pain-generating spots in muscles that are palpable as knots or taut bands. It can happen in any individual muscles, areas of hypertonicity, and can be a short-term problem that is permanently resolved. There are many muscles have referred pain to lumbar region, including abdominal muscles, and iliopsoas ( attach lumbar spine and femur ).Do you already have several massage therapies but still have lower back pain? Maybe your therapists miss out those muscles.
Remedial Massage is beneficial for particular lower back pain
Good news is many studies have confirmed that Remedial massage is beneficial. According some research, Remedial massage therapy may be beneficial for patients with subacute and chronic non-specific LBP, particularly when combined with exercises and education. Even for the person with herniated lumber disc, massage with careful bodywork and focusing on decompressing the spine, reducing the muscles splinting, addressing compensatory postural patterns is helpful. However, it is vital to have proper and effective massage therapy to alleviate LBP by qualified and professional remedial massage therapists.
I, Lisa apply holistic, therapeutic treatment to relief clients’ various LBP. I would like to provide personal and specific treatment by consultation, range of motion check, health assessment, and special test check. If you currently have lower back pain issue, I am looking forward to helping you. Please check out our Mind Body App to see availability anytime under wellness or call our clinic today to book your appointment! Many thanks