Lumbar Spine Pain (Lower back pain)

Low back pain is an extremely common condition that we are all likely to get at some point in our lives and is fast becoming on the of the most common reasons for a visit to a chiropractor, physiotherapist and GP for a musculoskeletal.

With more and more people sitting for long hours with work it is now more important than ever to learn about low back pain and what we can all do to reduce effects on the community.

Symptoms of low back pain

The most common symptoms of low back pain is a dull pain or ache that persists for some time and then may become a sharper pain on movement when the low back pain is flared up. The symptoms of low back pain can be variable and include pain that radiates from the low back down into the buttocks, leg, calf into the toes, weakness of the muscles in the legs, numbness and tingling.

Causes of low back pain

The following conditions are common causes of low back pain.

  • Acute low pain
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar facet joint pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac disorders


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