At Putney Chiropractic we treat a huge number of people suffering with lower back pain. For some people the pain is a constant, dull irritation while for others it can come on quickly and be extremely debilitating.
Your back is made up of such an intricate structure of muscles, bones, joints and nerves, it’s no surprise that they don’t always work together as they should. Rather than a result of serious injuries or strains, most back pain appears as a result of minor strains and pinched or irritated nerves. These can come from actions such as sitting for long periods of time, hunching or slouching, bending awkwardly for long periods of time or lifting and carrying incorrectly.
The severity of back pain can vary hugely from person to person, with some experiencing a dull ache in the small of their back, while for others it can lead to excruciating pain and lack of mobility.
The symptoms of lower back pain can come on suddenly after lifting something heavy or a slip or fall. For some people it develops gradually as a result of poor posture or repeated strain.