Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints treated by physiotherapists.

The statistics show that80% of people will suffer an episode of low back pain at least once in their life.

Low back pain causes the greatest problem in the middle years of life with a peak age of about 40 years


There are many structures in your low back that can cause pain. Often several structures are involved in pain or an injured.

  • The intervertebral disc – a fibrous cushioning between each spinal segment or vertebrae
  • The facet joint – joints at the rear of each vertebrawhich join one vertebrae to the next vertebrae
  • Nerves – exit the spinal cord and run through a space called the intevertebral foramen
  • Soft tissues – includes ligaments, and tendon which support and hold the spine together
  • Muscles – can cause pain either directly by being in spasm or indirectly by the way support or hold the spine

Common Problems