Lower back pain will affect 80% of the UK population at some point throughout their lives. In 2013, lower back pain contributed to 31 million work days lost due to musculoskeletal conditions.
While many choose to live with this pain, Osteopathic treatment can ease symptoms, decrease pain and inform sufferers of the best method of managing their condition.
In 2008, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence identified Osteopathic treatment as an effective method of treating non-specific lower back pain.
LOWER BACK PAIN
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WHAT IS LOWER BACK PAIN?
Lower back pain is a general term used to describe any pain or discomfort felt in the lumbar region.
The lumbar spine is the curved area of the lower back which consists of 5 vertebrae (spinal bones), their intervertebral discs and the surrounding muscles, ligaments, nerves and tendons.
Pain and irritation to these structures can be brought on by numerous factors such as;
long periods of time in one position
lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling incorrectly
overuse/ repetitive strain injury