Hi, if you are having low back pain it can be within years, then you’re not going to want to miss out on the information. I’m going to tell you about the three signs of persistent low back pain and believe it or not there’s a lot you can do about this before things get worse for you.
We’ve seen a lot of different people in a lot of different low back conditions over the past 20 years. A lot of them have a common thread. One of the threads are that you have this low back pain and you’ve been waiting too long to try something naturally to cure it. You know, it takes a lifestyle and a habit to then get better from a condition.
And if you don’t do something about a certain condition, then you can’t expect things to just get better.
So that’s one common thread that we see with our low back pain patients. But let’s take a look at some of the signs of persistent low back pain.
The first sign that you are having persistent low back pain is if you are repetitively bending and having pain in the low back or worse symptoms that are going down your leg, the back of your legs common with the sciatic nerve. Tingling, numbness, that sort of thing.
So if you’re bending and you’re moving and you are in pain and also restricted in your motion, then you are most likely having a persistent low back pain episode. Generally this pain decreases maybe your mobility increases, but there is an underlying problem that will not allow you to recover fully.
You’re going to return to this condition most likely because the source of this pain has not been addressed. The second sign that you may be having persistent low back pain is increased periods where you’re sitting or you’re standing that precipitates low back pain symptoms. A lot of our patients will come to us and say, “i can only stand for 10 minutes”, “five minutes”.
Some people will say I can stand and I can walk but when I sit I immediately have symptoms. This is a sign that there’s something going on in the low back and it needs to be evaluated and treated. The third sign that someone is having persistent low back pain is during exercise.
Increased energy into the system will create a situation where you’re fine. Your lumbar spine is capable of doing the everyday activities but then when you increase energy into the system what ends up happening is your low back pain has a deficit to it.
So any type of exercise is exacerbating the conditions but otherwise you’re fine, this is not a good thing and this is not normal.
Well there you have it. There are three signs that you may be having persistent low back pain. If you are having signs and symptoms of low back pain, the source of the pain has to be addressed. If you would like more information on how that can be helped we are certainly glad to help you out.
You can go to www. physicaltherapynow. net or you can call our office at (412) 794-8352 to discuss your condition. Remember low back pain is treated on an individual basis, meaning there’s no one time thing or one thing that’s going to help you as opposed to your neighbor. It’s very specific and requires a very specific plan of action for you to get better.
So in saying that, if you have low back pain that has lasted more than a week then contacting our office and talking about it should be your next step.
Thank you. Have a great day.
Michael Ricchiuto MPT, EMT-P
Physical Therapist at Physical Therapy Now
A few years ago, I injured my back on the job but instead of addressing the pain I just pushed through it. I think I caused deeper issues down the road. I often joke that my job is literally back-breaking work but in all seriousness, everyone should address their back pain right away. Thank you for this information. You change lives!
Elliott, thank you for reading the post and just remember to keep your back strong outside of work. Many people who have heavy lifting jobs believe that just doing their day to day job activity will keep them strong and this often is not the case. The reason is that a repetitive lift(s) without support from other musculature or using the same muscles over and over can be a trap to creating low back pain. I wish you the best!