Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is just as common as the common cold, affecting up to 80% of the population at some stage of their life.


Sciatica is a general term describing pain running down the back of the leg. Sciatica can be caused by a number of reasons from bulging discs to tight muscles.

Slipped Disc/Pinched Nerve

Slipped disc refers to a lumbar spine disc injury. Discs can be torn and the fluid inside them can bulge out irritating the nerve, commonly referred to as a pinched nerve.

Low Back Strain/Sprain

Low back strain refers mainly to strain of the muscles in the lower back also referred to as a low back spasm. Lower back sprain refers to the injury of the small joints of the lumbar spine called the facet joints. Lower back sprain may also be an injury to the lumbar spine ligaments.

Arthritis Of Lower Back

Inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis & Degenerative arthritis such as Osteoarthritis


It is often hard to know the exact cause of lower back pain. It most commonly referred to as non-specific low back pain. There are many factors that contribute to the cause of lower back pain:

Hereditary factors
Type of exercise you do
Over weight/obesity
Type of job you do

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