Lower back pain is a common symptom among many people in developed parts of the world. It affects mainly young adults and middle aged individuals of both sexes. Individuals who spend prolonged amounts of time in a seated position and also those who carry heavy objects with poor technique are the most susceptible to lower back pain symptoms. The causes of lower back pain ranges from simple reasons like muscular strain to cancer of the spine and therefore backache should not be ignored. The pain is felt in the lumbar and sacral region and may radiate to nearby areas of the back and hips.

The following are some causes of lower back pain:                     

a) Injuries:

     1) Compression fracture of the vertebral column

     2) Rupture of intervertebral discs

     3) Injuries to ligaments and muscles of back

     4) Lumbosacral strain

     5) Intervertebral joint injuries

     6) Fracture of processes of vertebra

b) Functional backache due to imbalance:

     1) During pregnancy

     2) Pot belly

     3) Diseases of the hip joint

     4) Curvature in the spine due to congenital defect

     5) Shorter leg on one side

c) Backache due to inflammatory conditions:

     1) Infection of the bone due to bacteria

     2) Tuberculosis of the spine

     3) Arthritis

     4) Brucellosis

     5) Lumbago or fibrositis

     6) Inflammation of the muscles

     7) Ankylosing spondylitis

d) Backache due to degenerative diseases in the back:

     1) Osteoarthritis

     2) Osteoporosis in old people

     3) Degeneration of the intervertebral disc

e) Tumour in the spine:

     1) Primory tumour of the bones in the spine

     2) Metastatic tumours from other sites like prostate, lungs, kidneys, intestine etc. 

If any of these conditions apply to you, visit our Chiropractor in Chiswick, London at Optimal Spine sports and Dimensions. We use a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate. Our team includes Chartered Physiotherapists in London and Rehabilitation Specialists.