Lower back pain
Lower back pain is one of the more common forms of back pain, and can be provoked by a number of things - sports injuries, pregnancy, gardening and age amongst others. People between 30 and 50 years are most likely to experience it, as the spine gradually becomes less flexible. Your job can also affect whether you experience lower back pain - lifting heavy objects day to day can sometimes cause it, as can a sedentary job if you don’t sit with a correct posture.
These activities can also cause Lumbago, which is intense lower back pain with a locking sensation that you can experience with rapid movements and can be worsened by turning too quickly, coughing or lifting more heavy objects.
Usually, lower back pain disappears on its own or with treatment but sometimes it is a symptom of a larger issue, such as scoliosis or arthritis. They can both be genetically transferred, and both can affect people more as they grow older.
Oxford Osteopaths can help
Oxford Osteopaths are renowned for their efficiency in diagnosing and treating back pain. Whatever the cause of your back pain, our osteopaths will identify the root cause and get you back to being pain free.