Dear valued customers, we are making changes to our daily online and in-store routines that will help protect everyone during this difficult time. Effective Monday March 23, we are introducing social distancing protocols at our in-store location. We are still accepting all United States & Canadian orders. Orders can still be called in or placed online and shipped directly to you as usual however, if ordered as an "in-store pick-up" at our location we have made the following changes. As soon as your order is ready for pickup, we will contact you by phone and make the appropriate arrangements. The Physiotherapy Room has always made the health and safety of our staff and customers a top priority, and we will work to make ordering as effective and safe as we can, for everyone. We thank you for your understanding and patience during these unusual times, and we look forward to the time when we can return to our standard routines.
Most causes of low back pain are muscle, ligament or joint related. Commonly, these back injuries are caused by muscular strains, ligament sprains and joint dysfunction, particularly when pain arises suddenly during or following physical loading of your spine. Muscle fatigue, excessive loads, high speeds or poor lifting postures are the most common causes.
The causes of simple back pain are numerous but roughly fall into the following categories.
Muscle pain is the most common source of back pain. Muscle fatigue, excessive loads or poor lifting or sitting postures are the most common problems. Inefficient, weak, or back muscles that lack endurance or normal contraction timing can lead to poor joint stabilisation and subsequent injury to your back muscles, ligaments, joints or even spinal discs. Poor Posture Poor posture when sitting, standing and lifting at work, can place unnecessary stress upon your spine. With muscle fatigue or overstretching, your ligaments and discs can stretch and this places spinal joint muscles and nerves under pain-causing pressure or strain, that results in back pain. Ligament Sprains Ligaments are the strong fibrous bands that limit the amount of movement at available at each spinal level. Stretching ligaments too far or too quickly will tear them with subsequent bleeding into the surrounding tissues, causing swelling, muscular spasm and pain. Awkward lifting, sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents are very common causes. Just as in other regions of the body, physiotherapy hastens ligament healing and relieves pain so that you can enjoy life again as soon as possible.
Back muscle pain symptoms may range from a mild ache to sudden debilitating back pain.
Typical back muscle pain symptoms include:
Localized back pain, with no radiation into your buttock or leg.
Back muscle tenderness and/or spasm.
Protective back stiffness.
Sudden back pain onset.