MECHANICAL LOWER BACK PAIN

Mechanical lower back pain often results form postural problems or occurs after lifting, twisting while holding a heavy object, prolonged sitting or an incident such as a car accident or fall.   It presents as the lower back becoming painful, tight and uncomfortable and occurs in the lumbar spine.  The term "mechanical" back pain relates to the fact that it links to the movement of the spine or the "mechanics" - the more you move (in certain ways), the more it hurts!

Symptoms you may be experiencing:

  • pain, tightness or discomfort in the lower back
  • a feeling of stiffness in the lower back
  • muscle spasms or cramping

Initial care - things to try at home:

  • heat pack to the lower back
  • lie on your back with knees bent,  put hands on your knees and gently rocking knees back and forth
  • stretch hamstrings

Our approach to solving your problem:

  1. Hands-on soft tissue therapy techniques are very effective for treating mechanical lower back pain.   We assess and treat the tight muscles of the hips and lower back as well as the fascia of the lower back.  Once the tension and restriction is taken out of the muscles around the hip and back, the area can quickly become pain-free, in most cases.
  2. Joint mobilisation is used to increase the mobility of the lower back.

We will then create a management plan specific to:

  1. help settle the pain;
  2. address the causative factors;
  3. get you back to the activities that you enjoy!

If you would like one of our Soft Tissue Therapists to help resolve your mechanical lower back pain, give us a call on 9894 2463 or book online to make an appointment.