Back pain can happen for many different reasons. The structures which generally cause pain in the lower back are joints, nerves, discs, muscles and ligaments. Some cause more severe pain than others. The bony part of lower back is made up of 5 lumbar vertebral bodies, 2 pelvic bones and the sacrum (which has the coccyx attached to it).
The majority of lower back complaints occur due to repetitive flexion, or in other words bending forward form the hips. The lower back is at its weakest when in a flexed position as the joints are opened, the ligaments and muscles are over stretched and the front part of the disc is under pressure. In this position any one of the above named structures can be injured.
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Chiropractors are best known for their treatment of back pain. The Official Irish Health Service Website concluded that Chiropractic is an effective form of treatment for back pain.
Signs & Symptoms
Sharp stabbing pain in the back
Sciatic Pain / Leg Pain
Dull Aches in one Area
Pain when sitting
Tingling, Pins & Needles or Numbness
Stiffness in Motion & Movement