Healing Lower Back Pain - Physiotherapy Is The Best Choice

What is lower back pain?

Low back pain (LBP) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits and affects nearly 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime. Some studies have shown that up to 23% of the world’s adults suffer from chronic low back pain. This population has also shown a one-year recurrence rate of 24% to 80%. Globally, in 2016, low back pain (LBP) contributed to 57.6 million of the total years lived with disability. There are different definitions of lower back pain depending on the source. According to the European Guidelines for prevention of low back pain, low back pain is defined as “pain and discomfort, localized below the costal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds, with or without leg pain".

Types of back pain: 

The structure and bone density vary from one person to another. Eventually, the intensity and manageability of back pain are also different for every person. For example, one person with a herniated disc may experience intolerable pain while another person with the same condition has no symptoms at all. Similarly, a muscle strain can range from mild to straining. That is why before going to a physiotherapist and any kind of lower back pain therapy, it's important to identify the accurate type of back pain experienced.

1) Axial pain

Axial pain or mechanical pain is confined to one spot or region. It may be as sharp or dull, comes and goes, constant, or throbbing. A muscle strain is a common cause of axial back pain as are facet joints and annular tears in discs.

2) Referred pain

Referred pain, characterized as dull and achy, tends to move around in various intensities. In the lower back, degenerative disc disease may cause referred pain to the hips and posterior thighs.

3) Sciatica pain

Sciatica pain is described as electric shock-like or searing. It can also be named as radicular pain. This pain follows the path of the nerve into the arm or leg and may be accompanied by numbness or weakness. It is caused by compression and/or inflammation of a spinal nerve root.

4) Spinal stenosis

This kind of back pain is often caused by aging. When the space around the spinal cord narrows, pressure is created on the spinal cord and causes pain.


How we help with low back pain?

Physiotherapy is a treatment done by machine and manually also to improve the movement and function of joints, bones, and muscles. It can help to reduce back pain and get normalcy again. The human back is structured with a highly complex system of a series of interlocking elements including the vertebrae, discs, facet joints, ligaments, and muscles. 


1) Neurological Disorder

Neuropathy can results from herniated disc that compress or impinges on a nerve, causing weakness, numbness and pain. Physiotherapists of VL Therapy are experienced in treating patients with neurological conditions, by increasing their ability with everyday tasks and promoting the functional activities that the patient values the most. Treatment for neurological disorders may include nerve manipulation, stretching, strengthening to reduce numbness and pain. 

2) Musculoskeletal Disorder

Pain in the muscle tissue, joints, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and muscle or skeletal structures of the body that strengthen the limbs or the back are musculoskeletal disorders, which are often caused by any accident, fracture, large objects being lifted incorrectly, repetitive pressure, direct injury, trauma, or damage to that particular part of the body. Experienced Musculoskeletal physiotherapists from VL Therapy treat patients specifically suffering from problems with the muscles and joints, often causing back and neck pain with great care and in various ways like:

  • - Manipulation and manual therapy
  • - Massage
  • - Exercise therapy
  • - Pain management

3) Manual Lymphatic Drainage

A lymphatic drainage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid inside the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from body tissues. Some health disorders can cause lymph fluid to build up. Skilled physiotherapists from VL Therapy provide lymphatic massage to benefit people with low back pain by improving lymph flow, reduce swelling, inflammation, reduce compression on nerves.

4) Visceral (organs) 

Back pain can cause by organ such as kidney, caecum, small intestine etc as their ligaments is attached to the lumbar spine. VL Therapy helps to restore the organ mobility and motility, reduce scars adhesion to improve your back pain. 


Whether your pain is from musculoskeletal, neuropathic, organs, lower back pain or any other, VL Therapy can assist you in your discomfort. Our trained physiotherapists take a rigorous assessment of the ailment followed by the implementation of uniquely-designed, individually specific treatment and recommendations to get you back to your best – fast. To know more about our services and details please pay a visit to our official website.