LOWER BACK PAIN:
LOW BACK PAIN IS SO COMMON THAT 8 OF 10 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE IT AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES.
Based on your examination, the best treatment options for low back pain are:
1) Manual therapy (hands-on mobilization of the joints in your back). Physiotherapists skilled in manual therapy use precise hands-on techniques to relieve stiffness and improve movement of the joints and muscles of your spine.
2) Movement exercises that restore motion and decrease radiating or referred pain. Most physiotherapists prescribe these exercises, using a protocol called the McKenzie method. If your pain is chronic, do not fear; physiotherapy can still help!
3) Progressive strengthening exercises that focuses on core stability and endurance. You’re probably wondering whether you should bother doing any of these and why not just wait it out? Unfortunately, waiting it out will reduce symptoms, but may not actually fix the reason you got back pain in the first place. That is why it is always important to be assessed by a physiotherapist before attempting to manage back pain yourself.