Low back pain is the common condition that affects almost everyone in their life. Now a days it affects people as young as 20 yrs. Thanks to the sophisticated lifestyle and its compulsive gadgets. The pain can be initially mild, then it turns intermittently moderate and finally it progresses to a severe form.
This is the stage most of patients (late realization) seek medical advice. Some of them get strong pain killers and some of them are referred for a MRI, only to find out the problem in their DISC and the STRAIGHTENED LUMBAR SPINE (normally, it should be curved back). Almost 85-90% of the back pain are mechanical in nature (due to poor mechanics/prolonged sitting/bad ergonomics), which slowly starts affecting your bones, joints, discs and nerves.
Manual Therapy is a specialized form of physio delivered with the hands and is used in union conventional physiotherapy.
Almost 85-90% of the back pain are mechanical in nature (due to poor mechanics/prolonged sitting/bad ergonomics), which slowly starts affecting your bones, joints, discs and nerves.
The pain can initially only in the lower back but gradually can go down to the buttock, thighs and or even to the legs. Some of them even feel tingling, numbness over the toes. Even in this stage people take pain killers and rest themselves. There is no pharmacological agent for a mechanical pain.
These measures can only reduce the pain and not the cause of the pain. In due course pain will become unmanageable. The pain would be more in the morning after waking up and one had to struggle for few minutes to few hours until the back loosens up. Some will have difficulty after prolonged sitting or driving and sitting to standing will be especially painful.
Lying down, standing and walking tend to reduce pain. The pain usually starts from the centre or side of your pain and it spreads down to your leg. If that happens means your nerves are pinched and you must seek immediate intervention.Sitting slouched for long time is the Number 1 killer of the back and neck.