Low back pain can be located in the mid-low back or off to either side and may spread up or down into the buttock and lower limbs. You may feel dull or sharp pain, muscle spasm or stiffness. You may get muscle weakness, numbness or sciatica, like pins and needles or “tingling”.
Patients usually have had previous episodes or injury and may occur in work that involves lifting, bending, twisting or sustained positions. Back pain may be felt on prolonged sitting, prolonged standing, moving, lifting, on sitting-to standing, or turning over in bed. It is also quite common in pregnancy.
What causes low back pain?
Low back pain can be caused by problems with the discs, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments of the back or the pelvic (sacroiliac) joints. Often, back pain is due to postural changes resulting from ankle dysfunction, so co-management with a podiatrist is used to correct biomechanical and postural dysfunction.
Disc patients crucially require a rehabilitation programme to help strengthen core muscles and prevent a recurrence.
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