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Lower back pain is a universal human experience - almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, lower back pain often improves on its own. In the event that it does not, there are effective treatments that can help.

Common Symptoms of Lower Back Problems

Specifically identifying and describing symptoms to your chiropractor or physiotherapist can lead to a more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.


Lower back pain is typically characterised by a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Dull, aching pain. 

  • Pain that travels to the buttocks, legs, and feet.

  • Pain that intensifies after prolonged sitting. 

  • Pain that improves when changing positions. 

  • Terrible pain that presents upon waking up, that improves after some movement.

How Do We Prevent Lower Back Pain Problems?

One of the best ways to prevent lower back pain problems is to keep the back muscles strong.


Here are some exercises that can help provide back pain relief.

  • Do back-strengthening and stretching exercises at least twice a week.

  • Stand and sit up straight.

  • Avoid heavy lifting. If you must lift something heavy, bend at the knees and keep your back straight. This way, your leg muscles will do most of the work.

  • Stay active and maintain a balanced diet. Being overweight can cause strains on your

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