Low back pain?
If you have ever suffered with low back pain, slipped disc or Sciatica you will know that it can be excruciating and debilitating. It can take you by surprise and take a while to improve. The improvements may seem slow and you may become worried about what you can and can’t do to help yourself. If you are worried about your back pain and want to get back to activity but are unsure how to then we are here to help. We are experts at identifying what causes your pain, we can help you reduce your pain and most importantly help you get back to activity. If you don’t want your pain to get on top of you and want to get yourself better, then book in to see us.
“I have a very active lifestyle – CrossFit, obstacle races, running, cycling, hiking, snowboarding – and when I injured my lower back my exercise options suddenly became very limited. Jehan Yehia at JY Physiotherapy has been wonderful. She listened and questioned, she analysed, she tested and created well thought through, effective, treatment plans every session. Most important of all, her approach encouraged and equipped me to understand my ailment, take control of my recovery and stay safe in the future. I can’t thank Jehan enough for getting me back to all the activities I love.” Steph, 2019, Crossfit/ extreme sports enthusiast.
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We can either discuss it as if we were reading an MRI, looking at the discs and joints and seeing what is happening inside our bodies or we can ask the question what things have contributed to my low back pain.
Backs are tricky problems, mainly I think, because the back tends to complain because of the positions we spend a lot of time in (such as sitting or standing all day) and therefore once it’s become painful we keep it aggravated because these are the positions we work or exercise in.
I hear this term used a lot in my practise, everyone these days seems to have a ‘little bit of sciatica’.
Sciatica is a term that mean leg pain caused by a nerve (your sciatic nerve to be precise). What we will look at is what is sciatica and what can be done to help reduce the symptoms.
Disc prolapse, disc bulge, herniated discs, or slipped disc which ever term you know, is in my opinion the most common cause of low back pain. People often worry when they hear the words disc prolapse but there are many different levels of injury. Also, what we will see in the following case is that the level of injury may not be representative of the patient’s symptoms.