Have you been putting up with lower back or pelvic pain?
Lower back pain is extremely common, with studies showing around 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their life.
Back pain may be localised to the lower back, or it may spread into the mid and upper back, the pelvis and groin, or the hips and legs.
Some common contributing factors for back and pelvic pain include:
- Prolonged sitting or standing
- Restriction of movement in the middle spine, lower spine, pelvis, hips, or lower limbs
- Heavy lifting or repetitive lifting
- Injury or trauma
- Scoliosis (curved spine)
- Constipation, irritable bowel, and referred pain such as menstrual pain or endometriosis
Due to the many different causes of back and pelvic pain, our osteopaths are trained to differentiate between uncomplicated back pain and back pain requiring referral to specialist care.
Our osteopaths will conduct a thorough assessment of your spinal mobility and alignment, movement patterns, muscle strength, muscle tightness, and lower body movements, to help us gather the information we need to make an accurate diagnosis.
Treatment will typically focus on improving joint mobility, reducing muscle tension, and improving posture and alignment. We will also provide advice on stretching and strengthening exercises that are best suited to your goals and your abilities.
The good news is that with appropriate management, there is a good prognosis for short term and long term back pain and pelvic pain.