Lower Back Pain

April 17, 2022

Lower Back Pain affects around 60% of the UK Population at some time in their life. InterX Pain Clinic can help you be Lower Back Pain Free!

Lower back pain is a common problem and there are many reasons why people have it. The most common start of lower back pain is a incorrect movement stressing the spine. This can be bending or lifting something usually a heavy object, we have all done health and safety training at some point. A sporting movement or new movement for work, something as simple as sitting rather than standing. This is a normal start point. Initially your muscles and body get used to the pain and either modify the movement or position or improve the strength.

An example could be learning to play golf. You learn how to stand and hold the club. Address the ball and rotate backwards and forwards in your swing. This movement initially puts lots of pressure on the lower back as the movement is new and you have to learn the sequence and skill. As you practice and improve the muscles get stronger and your movement gets better (hopefully). In this same example if you have poor technique and continue to play and practice you could hurt your lower back, or indeed other areas of your body. This results in pain and inflammation so you are unable to play. When you stop the movement the pain reduces and you are back to normal. The issue only arises if you go back to playing without a change in technique. This type of thing is common with sports and as we get older if we have played sport we have old injuries that plague us. I used to play rugby when I was younger and I have a left shoulder injury from running into players while holding the ball in my right hand. I am  passionate supporter now so my shoulder has improved but is weak in other activities like decorating or gardening.

Lower back pain tends to have a trigger either from a obvious thing like a fall or accident which is easy to pinpoint. Ironically I tend to see people with lower back pain that has developed over time and is a accumulation of multiple issues. People, me included (in the past) tend to work things off and adapt movement, take short term medication or stop what caused the pain like sport or an activity. Its far better to see a professional early on like myself at InterX Pain Clinic, or a Chiropractor, Osteopath rather than just waiting. I say to people all the time if your car is not working properly you get it fixed! If you have a pet its straight to vets if its you in pain you can cope.

If you have lower back pain why not look at my 3 day back challenge (CLICK HERE) with some simple movements to help.

I have a specialist 5 step process to help with most lower back issues and get you moving again pain free to find out more (CLICK HERE)

Or Just give me a call on 01789 228123   

About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for 9 years where he has treated well over 1000 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Specialist areas of focus are back pain issues and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of patients.

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