Lower Back Muscular Injuries Treatment

A number of circumstances can trigger lower back muscular injuries, causing pain, reduced mobility and discomfort.

At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we specialise in lumbar spine muscular injury treatment to:

What are lower back muscular injuries?

Lower back muscular injuries can vary from person to person and is determined by persistent pain in the lumbar spine due to damaged muscles in the area. Typically, lumbar muscular injuries or strains can comprise of overstretched, overused and/or torn ligaments or muscles. This often causes the affected area to become inflamed or irritated, resulting in spasms and pain.

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What are the causes?

It is important to maintain good posture and a healthy lifestyle to reduce the likelihood of developing lower back muscular injuries. If ignored or mismanaged, lumbar muscular injuries can worsen over time.

 

Some common risk factors include:

  • Poor sitting and standing posture
  • Repetitive bending, pulling, pushing or twisting movements
  • Prolonged periods of laborious activity, sitting or standing
  • Wear and tear of joints within the spinal column
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis

What are the symptoms?

  • Back pain, aches and/or stiffness
  • Soreness or numbness in the back
  • Muscle spasms or tenderness
  • Tingling/pins and needles sensation from pinched nerves
  • Difficulty with movement
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Gait and balance issues
  • Differential diagnoses of other conditions (e.g., osteoporosis)
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Treatment

Treatment for lower back pain injuries

If you have lower back pain, it is important to have it assessed by a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist will then be able to determine the severity of the condition and the treatment required. Timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent lumbar muscular injuries from developing into a chronic condition.

 

At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we tailor a treatment plan to best fit your recovery goals through:

  • Soft tissue mobilisations (massage)
  • Postural improvement and stability techniques
  • Restoring range of movement
  • Strengthening, stretching and conditioning exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • TENS treatment
  • Home exercise and self-management techniques
  • Graded Exposure to load program

Your physiotherapist may also advise heat or ice application, rest and if necessary, pain medication. Additionally, they might recommend for you to use spinal support (braces), a Therapeutic Pillow, or to improve gait and posture through custom foot orthotics and other supportive footwear options.

How to book an appointment?

If you have a lower back pain injury and are looking for physical therapy options, our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess your condition to tailor a unique rehabilitation plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery. They may also refer you to get scans in some severe cases to better understand your needs.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.

You can visit our FAQs for more information about appointments at Vitalis Physiotherapy.

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Are you in pain caused by a lower back pain injury? Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy now to book in your treatment.

Call our friendly team on 0410 559 856. We’d love to help.

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