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Lower back pain

Updated: Jan 27

Do you suffer from lower back pain? Is this an Acute episode or has it been Chronic? Have you had an MRI or imaging that shows a bulging disc?


Unfortunately, the majority of people will succumb to this pain at some point in there life. Lower back pain effects approximately 1 in 7 individuals. There are a multitude of reasons as to why people can suffer from lower back pain. Diabetes, Obesity and Stress have been linked to lower back pain . Your movement patterns and muscle activation timing can also play a part. Everyone, experiences different causes as to why they get it!


Whether, the episode is acute or chronic, a physiotherapist can help you find the reason as to why you are experiencing this pain and what can be done to help minimise it or eliminate it. What we tend to see is when we are in pain our movement reduces and we tend to “brace” / hold our breath with big movements due to the pain that is been experienced. One quick tip and take home message is move and take big breaths out on movement! Trust us this definitely helps!


Many studies have showed findings on MRI, does not always correlate to the pain that you are experiencing. For example, if you were in pain and went to get an MRI and it showed a bulging disc in one location, and then your friend had an MRI taken and had the same bulge in the same location with no pain; you can’t go by the findings of the MRI as there are many other variables to be considered.


In summary, no matter what type of lower back pain you have physiotherapy will help get you moving and back to what you love to do.


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