What is Lumbago?

We ask a lot of our bodies , sometimes too much. Due to a long-term poor posture, heavy lifting, injuries or stress, a heavy load arises. The body can take a beating, but at some point it becomes too much.

Lumbago is an ‘almost’ hernia or a discal irritation, which is often accompanied by shooting acute. The pain shoot is caused by an intervertebral disc that is tearing due to incorrect loading of the spine. A tear is called a herniation in the medical world. To prevent further damage, the muscles in the spine cramp up preventing you tearing the disc further. Unfortunately, this can be very painful and cause many limitations, which can last for weeks to months

Hernias have several stages with a degree 0 – 5. Lumbago is a 2-3 degree herniation, in which the large nerve bundle (Sciatica) that runs from the lower back into the leg becomes trapped. The term Sciatica comes from here. With lumbago, the pain can be nagging or stabbing and sometimes extends all the way to the lower leg or foot. Usually the pain remains only in the lower back, buttock and upper leg. Fortunately, lumbago can be treated well with chiropractic.

Chiropractic and Lumbago

How we can help you

Chiropractic treatments usually make lumbago easy to remedy. Corrective actions prevent further damage to the intervertebral discs and nerves and promote recovery. Chiropractic aims to improve poor posture, increase the mobility of the spine and restore the function of the irritated nerves. We will also utilise ‘flexion distraction’ techniques, and a multitude of tissue techniques to promote healing.

This is done by using chiropractic techniques. One of the techniques is chiropractic manipulation. With the hands, pressure is put on the joint and thereby set in motion. The freedom of movement of the joint is restored and the pain decreases.

In addition to the chiropractic treatment of the spine, the chiropractor will also recommend special exercises. These exercises promote the healing process, provided they are performed regularly. Together we work on better health.

What are the causes of lumbago?

  • Injuries due to an accident or trauma
  • Prolonged sitting in the wrong position
  • Wrong lifting and bending down
  • Use of a bad mattress
  • Poor posture when sitting, standing or walking

Other causes include:

  • Too little physical activity
  • Pregnancy Stress
  • Weakening of the muscles
  • Overweight
  • Birth defects
  • Hereditary factors

What are the symptoms of lumbago?

Lumbago: the most common symptoms.

It is a nagging pain that is especially felt in the lower back, buttock and leg. Sometimes the pain is felt in both buttocks and legs. It is important that you do not stay in the same position for too long. Therefore, try to continue with daily activities with caution, but avoid sports and heavy lifting. Walking is also promoted. It is important that you make an appointment with the chiropractor as soon as possible.

Most common symptoms of lumbago:

  • Lower back/pelvic pain
  • Pain with certain movements (bending/lifting or rotation of the back)
  • Radiation pain over the buttocks, pelvis to the knee or foot
  • Appearance feels like tingling or numbness in the buttock/leg
  • Lower back pain when coughing/sneezing/bearing down

Do the symptoms sound familiar to you?

Does it look like you have lumbago/an hernia? Do not wait too long, the symptoms will only get worse. Our experienced chiropractors are ready for you.

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