There are many different structures in and around your spine that may be the cause of pain including the vertebrae, discs, nerves and muscles. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine the exact cause of your pain (which is common) and the term used to describe this is ‘non-specific lower back pain’.
There are many elements that can influence your pain, with some that you may not realise. These include your emotional state, stress levels and beliefs around pain.
The best treatment in my opinion is to first understand all of the factors that may be influencing your pain and then make a plan to address them. This may then include exercises, manual therapy, postures & positions, but also a reflection of your state of mind and lifestyle factors.
I’ll explain some of the treatment options further in some future posts!
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