Osteopathic treatment for lumbago
Lumbago is a real problem: a severe pain in the lower back usually forces us into a protective posture from one moment to the next. The trigger is often relatively banal – lifting a heavy water container or carrying potting soil are typical examples. But the real cause lies deeper – usually tense or insufficiently trained back muscles are involved. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of lumbago here:
Lumbago is often caused by a functional disorder. Particularly often, muscular tension and insufficiently developed back muscles have existed for a long time and are driven to a maximum, so to speak, by an acute trigger: For example, when lifting, the deep muscles start too slowly – the shortened muscles contract reflexively and block the entire back.
Acute lumbago is characterised by a sudden, severe pain in the lower back (lumbar region). The pain is described as pulling, stabbing or drilling. Usually the pain shoots into the back from one moment to the next, but sometimes hours or even days can pass between the triggering event and the discomfort. Often, several triggering factors come together. The pain in the back is usually so severe that the person affected can hardly stand up.
Lumbago is an alarm signal
Lumbago indicates that the back muscles are not strong enough. If you want to avoid new back problems in the long term, it would make sense, after the acute complaints have subsided, to incorporate more smaller movement units into your everyday life and to start with a targeted back training.
What to do in case of lumbago in the acute phase?
Warmth: Warm packs stimulate circulation and can thus support the natural healing process.
Light movements and stretches
Osteopathy, a non-medicinal therapy: Osteopathy is exceptionally well suited in emergencies or for acute back pain and discomfort. Using gentle mobilisation and manipulation, the osteopath* releases the mechanical blockages in the body so that joint function and tissue mobility can be restored. This removes the triggers for the inflammatory processes. Because of these interventions, the body regenerates more quickly – the pain disappears quickly and you can move normally again after a few treatments.
Drug therapy: Anti-inflammatory drugs for support. Always in consultation with your doctor