Although we’ve all likely suffered from back pain at some point in our lifetime, anything that persists for several days without alleviation should be seen to by a medical professional. A good rule of thumb to follow is that anything that has not improved over 72 hours should be seen to while anything that lasts longer than three months is considered chronic.

If you’re concerned about your back or struggling to manage the pain level, seeking an appointment at Gonnet Chiropractic may help as we are highly skilled at effectively managing and treating lower back pain through spinal manipulation and mobilisation techniques. 

Spinal manipulation is what you often see in videos that make their rounds on social media where a chiropractor uses their hands or an instrument to apply a controlled but sudden force to a spinal joint. This method is used to improve spinal motion and functionality. On the other hand, mobilisation techniques are simple exercises that stretch the muscles and joints. 

The most common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Muscle spasm 
  • Sciatica or herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spine curvatures 
  • Strain or tears to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back
  • Pelvic/leg length imbalances

Stiffness and tension in your back are quite common when experiencing back pain and can often be caused by something simple such as bending down in the wrong direction, lifting something heavy, or even a sporting injury. 

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