We all know that lower back pain is one of the most common problems that people face nowadays. And it doesn’t matter what type of job you have.
Whether you’re a builder that involves a lot of heavy manual labour, or someone who has an office job that involves spending a large amount of time sat at their desk. It’s often bad posture that leads to back pain.
So how can we avoid lower back pain? We can always take care to be more conscious of our posture and correct it accordingly so that over time we develop a habit of maintaining good posture. As well as that, we can always ensure we stick to daily routines that involve particular exercises to strengthen our back.
Lower Back Strengthening Exercises
The following lower back strengthening exercises are designed to improve the strength of the muscles of the lower back. You should discuss the suitability of these exercises with your physiotherapist prior to beginning them. Generally, they should only be performed provided they do not cause or increase pain.
Begin with the basic lower back strengthening exercises. Once these are too easy, add the intermediate lower back exercises. As your strength improves, the advanced back exercises can then be added to the intermediate program.
Practicing proper posture is advised and carrying out back strengthening exercises can always help you prevent back pain. If the problem persists though, then it’s always advisable to seek the help of a professional physiotherapist.
If you’ve been suffering from debilitating pain in the back area for some time, then basic back exercises may not be enough to correct the problem and some physical intervention will be required.
That’s where we come in and you can find out more about our physiotherapy services here: www.thehouseclinics.co.uk/physio-bristol.
A physiotherapist aims to improve flexibility and mobility in the affected areas as well as other parts of the body that indirectly influence the problematic area.
Here’s some further info about how a physiotherapist can help:
Physical Therapist’s Guide to Low Back Pain
If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability.
If your low back pain is accompanied by the following symptoms, you should visit your local emergency department immediately:
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Numbness in the groin or inner thigh
These symptoms might indicate a condition called “cauda equina syndrome,” in which nerves at the end of the spinal cord that control bowel and bladder function are being squeezed.
A persistent pain in the back can be debilitating and affect our entire body as well as our mood. It’s an extremely common problem to have but the great news is that physiotherapy has been proven to be an extremely effective method to help alleviate the pain and get your body to a fit and healthy condition.
As well as helping correct the problem, we will also suggest effective exercises to help you maintain the changes that will also help to prevent the problem occurring again in the future.
Below is some helpful advice on effective exercises that can help prevent lower back pain.
So in summary, pay attention to your posture. We develop bad habits over time because we become comfortable and accustomed to sitting or slouching in a particular way and before we know it, we’ve developed bad habits that adversely affect our back.
Once a physiotherapist has provided a treatment plan and suggested particular exercises, it’s important to continue practicing them on a daily basis, otherwise any treatment that is carried out can default back to where you started.
Hope you found this useful and insightful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.