Lower back pain is a common problem we all experience at some point in our lives. Whether it’s persistent lower back pain, muscle spasms or sciatic nerve pain shooting down your legs, chronic back pain can sideline you from work, your favourite activities or life in general. If you deal with back pain, you know it can make you feel miserable.
Despite a wealth of research about how to treat back pain, too many patients still receive unnecessary and often expensive treatments, get referred for scans and surgery and are prescribed heavy pain medications by their general practitioner with sometimes no effective end result.
Fortunately, there is a natural alternative treatment for lower back pain in Melbourne that requires no surgery, no needles and no drugs.
How Your Back Works
Your spine is one of the strongest and most crucial parts of your body as it gives you great flexibility and strength.
Your back comprises of 33 vertebrae and 23 discs that run from your head down to your pelvis, which provide the underlying foundation for your entire body. These bones have lots of strong ligaments and muscles around them for support.
The spinal cord passes inside the vertebrae and connects to the brain through the base of the skull. It connects to the rest of your body through nerves that pass between the spine’s bones.
It’s not unusual to experience muscle weakness and muscular strains as you age. As you grow older, the structures of your spine, such as the joints, discs and ligaments, degenerate, causing back stiffness.
But your back is only as good as the sum of its parts, and if one part isn’t working, your entire back can be thrown off, often leading to chronic lower back pain.
This is especially true of the core muscles, which include the muscles in your back, abdomen and hips. These muscles provide stability and support for your whole body and help your spine keep your body upright and moving freely.
What is Lower Back Pain?
Low back pain can result or an injury to muscles or tendons in the back.
Pain can range from mild to severe. In some cases, pain can make it difficult or impossible to walk, sleep, work or do everyday activities.
Lower back pain symptoms include:
- A persistent dull ache in your hips and/or pelvis
- Muscle spasm or tightness in your lower back
- Sharp, tingling pain that starts in your lower back and travels down one leg (also known as sciatica)
- Pain is usually more noticeably in the morning
Usually, lower back pain gets better with rest and physical therapy like chiropractic manipulation, but some back injuries and conditions require a surgical or invasive procedure.
Did you know that the most common causes of back pain can be resolved by strengthening your core muscles, specifically your abdominal muscles?
How Long Does Lower Back Pain Last?
Back muscle pain may last only one or two days for some people. For others, their back pain problems can persist for months and may lead to other serious complications.
Acute lower back pain occurs when there is tension in the lower back due to an injury or other pressure on the spinal cord. The symptoms are usually muscle spasms, severe pain and problems standing straight. Lower back pain that lasts for a couple of days is called acute.
Lower back pain that lasts for months is called chronic. Chronic low back pain may occur due to a past injury or a constant cause. The symptoms of chronic back pain are usually deep, aching back pain that possibly travels down the legs.
Who is Most Affected by Lower Back Pain?
You are most likely to experience this type of back pain if you fit into the following groups.
- Older people: Men and women are equally affected, especially over the age of 50.
- Sedentary people: Anyone who is not physically fit will end up with muscle weakness and a loss of circulation.
- Smokers: Smoking inhibits oxygen and therefore restricts healing.
- Occupation and lifestyle: Jobs and activities that require persistent heavy lifting or bending can increase the risk of a back injury.
How Building a Strong Core Is Your Best Defense Against Back Pain
Strong core muscles can prevent disc degeneration issues by keeping your spine properly aligned. If your muscles are weak, all the load falls on your discs to provide the necessary cushioning between your vertebrae. However, there’s only so much they can handle before disc degeneration and severe lower back pain sets in.
By strengthening the core, you increase the load-bearing capacity of your lower back. This means that even small movements that usually cause you back pain no longer will.
Three primary areas of the core can be strengthened to help alleviate lower back pain. The back muscles, abdominal muscles and hip muscles all work together to support the spine and internal organs, which must be exercised to develop strength.
Strong core muscles help support the spine, and research suggests that core strength is the key to spinal stability.
Natural Lower Back Pain Treatment with TruSculpt Flex
The direct bio-electrical muscle stimulation creates micro-injuries to the muscle fibres, which triggers the body’s repair process. This results in greater muscle strength and mass.
A TruSculpt Flex treatment involves a series of quick, non-invasive, painless treatments performed over the course of a few weeks. With a full treatment plan, TruSculpt Flex can achieve up to 33% muscle improvement in the targeted area. In the case of lower back pain treatment, the targeted area would be the abdominal core muscles.
It’s a unique and effective alternative back pain treatment when traditional methods just aren’t enough.
Need an Effective Lower Back Pain Treatment Plan?
Is lower back pain stopping you from living your life to the fullest? Whether playing a sport, sleeping uninterrupted, working pain-free, or picking up your grandchild, you should be able to live without pain!
If you are looking for non-surgical, long-lasting relief from lower back pain in Melbourne, then TruSculpt Flex is for you.
I have used Muscle Sculpting with TruSculpt Flex treatments to help transform the lives of over 2400+ happy clients. I would love to create the same for you.
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