Most commonly, low back pain or lumbar pain is a result of damage or degeneration (wear-and-tear) of the discs which sit between the individual vertebrae. This is generally triggered by repetitive movements such as bending or a sudden onset linked to bending or twisting. This causes a weakness or disruption of the fibrous ring on the outer surface of a disc. This allows the contents of the disc to push out of their normal position. The terms sometimes used to describe an injury to the disc are slipped disc, disc bulge, prolapsed disc, disc herniation or disc protrusion – these terms are often interchangeable and can mean the same thing.
In reality, as much as half of the population have signs of degeneration in the lumbar spine. However is should be considered that a significant portion of these people are not experiencing lower back pain symptoms.
Other spinal conditions that we treat in Dynamic Physiotherapy are:
- Facet joint dysfunction
- Muscle Spasm
- Postural conditions
- Nerve Root Irritation
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Pre/Post pregnancy