Low back pain is common, and can vary from acute, sharp and disabling, to chronic, dull, stiff. Some types of low back pain can refer into the buttocks, and down your thighs and legs.
Some common causes are:
Lumbo-sacral pain- localised pain in the base of the spine.
Facet pain- localised pain that is central anywhere from base of spine and up.
Sacroiliac pain- pain at the pelvis on left, right or both sides. May have referred pain into thighs, or legs.
Disc – deep local pain extending down thighs or legs depending how bad it is.
There are more serious causes for low back pain, and referred pain. Finding out the cause of your low back or referred pain is important.
Get your low back checked as soon as possible by one of our Chiropractors so that we can work out what is causing it and what can be done. This includes creating a Treatment Plan for you and imaging as needed.
Methods commonly used:
Advise –injury care/injury aggravation prevention
Low force Spinal Manipulation
Mechanically assisted Spinal Adjustments
RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Soft Tissue Treatment
2017 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation.