Pain in the lower back is a common ailment. Eight out of ten adults experience pain in the lower back during a lifetime. Most of them have had several periods of pain. The majority of the disability pensions and sick leaves are caused by back pain. Over 95% of cases are innocuous. In 2005, 2,3 million sick days were reimbursed due to back pain. At the end of the same year, 32 500 people were on disability pensions due to back pain. 95% of the lower back pain can be well treated by an osteopath, physiotherapist or a massage therapist. The cause for the pain can often be found in the muscles, muscle membranes, in the lumbar facet joints or lumbar joints and their functioning. The reason why these structures become sore is often due to one-sided strain or sudden and uncontrolled movements when the body’s own protection mechanism functions like it should and adds tension to certain muscles, which is actually harmful for the purposes of unraveling the situation.
As the pain radiates towards the lower extremity, it is important to find out what causes the radiating pain. Our staff can both investigate and guide you to a more specific investigation, in case it is necessary. Not always are the inverterbral disks slipped or nerve compression syndrome taking place, but radiating pain is also caused by lumbar facet joints, SI joints or muscles.
Having a healing as soon as possible is recommended. Then it is possible to prevent increasing pain and tension and often the symptoms can be cured faster and with less healings.