Could You Have Lower Back Issues?

Are you experiencing:

Pain at the lower back?

Sore and stiff lower back?

Instability when walking?

More then likely we are dealing with a Lower Back Issue

We Treat Lower Back Issues

Lower Back Pain Symptoms

Pain at the lower back

Soreness, Stiffness or Weakness in the lower back

Instability when walking

What Is A Lower Back Issue?

Lower back issues can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.

A lower back issue can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your lower back as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments.

This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the foot for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, the big toe simply can not activate properly which can switch of the quad, gluts and abdominal core muscles. Developing a lower back issue can be a reaction to a dysfunctional gait cycle. 

What Causes Lower Back issue?

At Podiatry x Recovery we view the lower back as a stability joint in the body. When the foot or hip loses mobility through stiffness or instability  the lower back is usually the joint that compensates heavily. The main cause of a lower back issue is the dysfunctional biomechanics of the body.  Due to dysfunctional walking mechanics, the hip compensates by internally rotating compressing the joint lining, bone and ligaments of the hip. 

There are a few factors for developing a lower back issue:

  • Repetitive activities
  • Long periods of standing
  • Genetic predisposition (Flat feet or High arches)
  • Improper foot or hip mechanics
  • Weight gain
  • Age
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Walking barefoot on hard surfaces

How We Can Help

Manuel Therapy: We help to release tight muscles in the lower back through deep tissue massage, mobilisation and foot adjustments, dry needling, shockwave therapy which can help lower back issues.

Education: We provide you with the education to understand the exact “why” your developing lower back issues and how you can self help the situation with core stretches + strengthening techniques, footwear recommendations and self release techniques to aid the healing process.

Orthotic Therapy: An orthotic device can be a really helpful tool to help re-correct the foot’s alignment and create an arch supporting the foot’s dysfunctional biomechanics. This can help prevent the lower back issue from getting worse without the need for surgery.