Unlocking Relief: Managing and Preventing Low Back Pain
Updated: Nov 14
Low back pain is a widespread issue affecting a staggering 85% of the global population at some point in their lives. While many individuals recover from acute episodes, a significant percentage faces persistent and disabling pain. In this blog post, we explore the prevalence of low back pain, its causes, and effective strategies for managing and preventing flare ups!
Studies indicate that 85% of the 1.3 billion people worldwide will grapple with low back pain during their lifetime, with 20-30% experiencing persistent and disabling episodes (Brukner & Khan M.D.). Despite the alarming statistics, the good news is that the majority of low back pain cases can be effectively managed through conservative approaches—and that's where we come in! Physical Dimensions offers various treatment modalities, such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, physical therapy exercises, mobilization, dry needling, cupping, and massage. All of these treatments play an integral role in addressing the complexity of low back pain and they'll have you feeling better in no time!
Every person is unique, but these two fundamental principles hold true for minimizing low back pain:
Strengthen your core!
A strong core is foundational for supporting the spine and preventing low back pain. Incorporate exercises like planks, bridges, and abdominal crunches into your routine to fortify your core muscles.
2. Improve your hip range of motion:
Enhancing flexibility and range of motion in the hips is equally essential. Incorporate hip stretches and exercises like hip flexor stretches and leg swings to maintain optimal hip function.
Empower yourself with knowledge and proactive strategies to enjoy a pain-free and healthy lifestyle. And as always, give us a visit. We're ALWAYS here to help! Book an appointment with us here.
Dr. Julian Hawkins is a chiropractor at Physical Dimensions.