Lower Back Pain

There are two classes of Lower Back Pain acute and chronic. Acute Lower Back Pain generally existing for under 3months, whereas Chronic Lower Back Pain has usually been present for 6months or longer.

KH Chiropractics, Liverpool Street Chiropractic branch, most commonly treats lower back pain. According to the Office for National Statistics almost 31 million days are lost in the UK due to back, neck and muscle problems in comparison to 27 million days for minor illnesses such as the common cold.

Almost everyone gets back pain at some point in their life with approximately 80% of the adult population suffering significant back pain. It has been recorded that 33% of the population are suffering with back pain at any one time.

Chiropractors treat back pain every day. They use a variety of treatment methods which are tailored to the individuals presenting complaint. These are treated using mobilisation, manipulation and various soft tissue techniques.

Chiropractors can not only help address and treat injury but can also help advise on preventative measures. Here are a few things you can do to help yourself:-

  • Avoid any position or motion which causes you pain
  • In addition to chiropractic treatment it is usually wise to keep active
  • Avoid repetitive lifting and twisting movements  as these can not only cause but also exacerbate back problems.
  • Improve your posture to help prevent and aggravate back pain
  • Improve your desk setup – Chiropractors can advise you on how to improve your desk setup to make sitting more comfortable and to prevent long term or reoccurring injury.
  • Always be aware of your posture whether it’s watching TV, in the gym, lifting your children, driving or working.

Should you choose to visit KH Chiropractic (clinics based in Liverpool Street / Aldgate E1 7NE and Chiswick W6) on arrival you will receive a patient health form to complete. It is important you complete this form in full as some existing complaints may require different treatment techniques. On completion of this the chiropractor will take a full history before proceeding with the examination. Your chiropractor will explain what has been found, how they intend to treat it and the most suitable treatment plan for you.

Lower back pain treatment may include a variety of soft tissue techniques and manipulation. Manipulation is used to encourage the movement of stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. After treatment your chiropractor may suggest you use ice, advise you on certain stretches, specific rehabilitation exercises and lifestyle changes to help compliment the treatment and as a future preventative measure.