Low back pain

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What is low back pain?

It is known as low back pain localized pain in the lower back, in the lumbar area, as its name indicates. Additionally, this condition leads to increased muscle tone and stiffness.

It is a pathology that can manifest itself both in young people as well as adults or older people. Furthermore, it appears both in sedentary jobs and in those that involve physical effort.

It is estimated that approximately eighty percent of the population has had or will have some episode of low back pain during his lifetime. Furthermore, it is estimated that seventy percent of young people under the age of sixteen have already experienced this back pain.


Symptoms of low back pain

The most common manifestations of low back pain are local pain, the inflammation and the presence of muscle contractures.

Furthermore, depending on the degree of involvement and root compression, alterations in sensitivity and movement:

  • Anesthesia
  • Hypoanesthesia
  • Hyperesthesia
  • Tingle
  • paresis
  • Paralysis.

Causes of low back pain

The causes for which an episode of low back pain may occur in a person are multiple and can be divided according to their origin.

  • Causes of mechanical origin. They are the most frequent and are related to alterations produced in the structures that make up the lumbar spine.
  • Causes of inflammatory origin. Some diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis cause inflammation in the spine. Other less common causes are infections and tumors.

In addition, there are some factors that aggravate low back pain:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Wrong posture.
  • Excessive physical effort.
  • Obesity

How is low back pain treated?

Existing treatments

The best option to treat low back pain is to go to a physiotherapist, since it is the most qualified healthcare professional to address this pathology. In addition to being able to perform a complete clinical examination of the patient, it can educate their body posture and offer them very effective manual therapy sessions that will help alleviate the effects of low back pain.

The treatment of this pathology must be personalized and the professional must assess the technique that best suits the circumstances of each patient. The most common treatments are:

  • Osteopathic manual therapy. This technique enters into the assessment and diagnosis of all joint dysfunctions and the soft tissues that cover them. In this way it is possible to reduce pain and provide an effective response to the original problem.
  • Exercises to strengthen muscles. There are exercises specifically designed to strengthen the muscles of the lower back. Thanks to them, tone improves and correct trunk posture can be maintained. Your physiotherapist will design a stretching and exercise plan according to your needs.
  • This technique is responsible for increasing the body temperature in a localized way. In this way it acts directly where the pain is. It is one of the most common treatments to combat low back pain.
  • Invasive physiotherapy. Through the use of needles, different physical agents such as electrotherapy are applied percutaneously. This way, deep tissues that would otherwise be complicated can be treated. The most common techniques are dry needling and percutaneous intratissue electrolysis.
  • Posturology. This discipline favors a correction in the patient's body posture that prevents pain from recurring.

Benefits of our treatments

Thanks to the physiotherapy we can put one fast and effective solution to episodes of low back pain. Go to a specialized clinic To treat this condition has numerous benefits, some of them are:

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