The Most Common Cause of Low Back Pain

The Most Common Cause of Low Back Pain


Do you suffer from low back pain? Do symptoms come and go from one day to the
next without explanation? Well if so this video is for you. In the next few minutes I’ll explain what
the single most common cause for low back pain is and how to treat it effectively. Low back pain is a very common condition and
it’s estimated to affect around about 1 in 3 of the population in the world. So a lot of people suffering with back
pain. Often symptoms can come and go so one day
you can be completely fine. Next thing you can be in debilitating agony. Why should that be? Some people argue that it’s down to the condition
that they might have. They may have a herniated disc, or arthritic
degeneration of the lower spine. They may have some kind of structural deformity. There are a number of reasons why low back
pain might present originally. One of the problems with MRI’s when MRI’s
first came about was you could send the patient for an MRI and there would be all kinds of
problems in the results. And the danger with that is that becomes then
the green light for the surgeon to go in and start performing on all kinds of surgery which
has no effect on the patient’s condition. So what is it that’s causing the pain if it’s
not the structural problem? Well in every musculoskeletal condition that
becomes painful there is an inflammatory element to it. And what that means is the structural problem
may not be symptomatic but as soon as it becomes irritated, as soon it becomes a little bit
inflamed, then the inflammation is what causes the pain. So what that means is regardless of what we
might have in our bodies we can manage them quite effectively by keeping on top of the
inflammatory elements that might be associated with them. So things like discs, discs can rub
on the sciatic nerve for example. Facet joints which are degenerative become irritated with
excessive movement. But the consequence is that it’s the inflammation
that always causes the pain. Now if there isn’t any inflammation there
will be no pain. So the secret to managing conditions which
tend to manifest in back pain is firstly managing the inflammation and making sure that the condition
doesn’t become irritated. And if it does to take steps to calm that
inflammatory element down and then to take steps to decompress the area. So often with people that come in clinic with
low back pain they will have experienced some kind of flare-up. Maybe they’ve walked up and down stairs too
much or maybe they’ve been on their feet for too long. Maybe they’ve been sitting in the car and
whatever is wrong with them has somehow just become a little bit irritated. Now the irritation then causes a guarding
contracture and the tissues the muscles become tight and shortened and then everything becomes
compressed and everything becomes worse. Now as an osteopath our job is really to provide
relief to the symptoms through some form of inflammatory management. So taking steps to bring the inflammation down
to calm the area, reduce the pain and then to begin some decompression therapy. Often that involves stretching the muscles
out, manipulating the joints. But creating some stress reduction on the area so that
what’s rubbing and getting irritated can move freely without becoming inflamed. Now you can do this yourself quite simply
at home with stretching exercises or strengthening exercises, or a simple suite of management
therapy to enable you to first of all get on top of the pain and then secondly to prevent
it from coming back through gentle mobilization to keep things loose. Now if you suffer with ongoing or recurring
low back pain, or indeed pain anywhere else in the body, my advice would be to go to the
iphysio website that’s www.physio.io complete the short questionnaire and get your condition
diagnosed. It may be a disk, it may be degeneration,
it may be a muscle strain but the clever computer technology will diagnose your condition and
then you will be able to download a tailored treatment plan; an e-book which will tell
you all you need to know about managing the pain and rehabilitating your condition. So if you find this video useful please like
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and the meantime good luck and be well.

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