Have you been over-doing it over the summer? Too much gardening, long car journeys on holiday, too much sport or DIY?
Do you have back-ache and perhaps pain referred to your upper leg(s)?
Then it sounds like you may have a soft tissue injury to your lumbar spine.
The best treatment we can advise in the first instance is 48 hours rest for acute muscle spasm with a 10 minute walk every 2 hours. If the discomfort persists then a mixture of Physiotherapy, acupuncture, TEN’s machine, applying heat packs can all help to alleviate your symptoms. In the long term, if your back is a weak spot for you, then why not come in and we can help with long term advice around lifting, posture, preventing sports related injuries, childcare and computer ergonomic advice.
There are some great exercises that can be done at home to help prevent the development of chronic back problems. Please find below a series of leaflets which will provide some easy to follow, simple exercises you can do at work or at home – we hope you find these useful!
acute soft tissue management, back ache, ergonomics, lumbar, posture,