Lower Back Pain, Back Spasm, Locked Back, I’ve put my Back Out.
“I’m struggling to bend forward, put my socks and shoes on or to turn my body.”
“I get a sharp stabbing pain when I try to get out of my chair.”
“My back is worse first thing in the morning.”
“I have pain whilst sitting at work or/ and at home.”
Why is it hurting?
Due to prolonged postures or awkward movements, your back joints and muscles can sometimes be placed under an abnormal biomechanical strain. This can cause the joint to be injured and the muscle around the area to go into spasm and to lock up because it can no longer sustain the tension. Very often, it is ‘normal’ activities like putting on your socks or bending to pick up alight object that will be the last straw for your joints and muscles.
Will further investigations be necessary?
Not usually. However, a thorough examination by one of our Chiropractors to rule out any potential hidden causes to your problem would be very beneficial. There’s always a chance that an underlying biomechanical problem such as ‘wear and tear to the joints’ is the underlying reason that your back has locked up in this way.
What’s the outlook?
Quite often, with appropriate treatment symptoms will start to improve within 24 to 48 hours. However, it can take up to a month for your symptoms to disappear completely. Typically, our Chiropractos will use spinal manipulations to correct any joint misalignments. Our Chiropractor will most likelywork also relieve the muscles in spasm with massage and stretches. And if there is any weakness, exercises can be prescribed to make sure this doesn’t occur again.