Lower Back Conditions


“It's never too late to be what you might have been.”

- George Eliot

Lower Back Conditions


Lower back problems and injuries are a prevalent reason for people to seek the expertise of physiotherapists. One increasingly common and significant background issue is prolonged static posture with an increase in clerical and work from home activities and sedentary lifestyles, leading to muscular imbalances and structural strain in the lumbar region. These factors can result in conditions like sciatica, causing pain, pins and needles, numbness and ongoing discomfort. Additionally, sports-related injuries, such as sprains or strains, frequently affect the lower back due to sudden movements or overuse. Physiotherapy is instrumental in addressing these concerns, as it focuses on strengthening the core, improving flexibility, and providing pain management techniques to help individuals regain their function and reduce the risk of recurrent issues. Below you will find some of the most common lower back conditions and ways of identifying them. It may be a good idea to look at 'What is Lower Back pain' to gain more clarity, initially, and then you can click the other links.


*The information contained below is there for guidance and education. It is always advisable to seek expert opinion if you need a specific diagnosis, you are worried or the condition requires urgent attention.