Lower back pain, the majority of the time, is a temporary annoyance that will resolve fairly quickly, sometimes requiring a period of physiotherapy.
But for some people, lower back pain can be a long-term, debilitating issue. Sometimes this may follow a sudden, traumatic onset (eg a fall or a lifting injury), but sometimes its onset may be less obvious.
In severe cases, chronic lower back pain can cause sufferers to withdraw from activities they enjoy, can cause social isolation and stress on relationships, and can result in a reduced quality of life.
We know that pain, particularly chronic pain, is influenced by psychological and social factors. This means that suffering chronic pain can cause vicious cycles leading to worsening pain and greater effects on other aspects of life.
The good news is that addressing psychological and social factors can help break these vicious cycles and begin to create virtuous cycles. Below are some tips which can help sufferers to take control of their back pain:
It’s important to note that strengthening exercises are actually good for back pain. It may be necessary to adjust your strengthening regime during your recovery, and this is something that a physiotherapist can assist you with.
If you need some assistance getting control of your lower back pain, come and see out physiotherapist in Aubin Grove today.
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