Your lumbar spine is the name given to the bottom part of your spine which attaches to your pelvis. At Farrell Physiotherapy our team of physiotherapists provide assessments for people with lumbar spine.
The lumbar spine starts around 5-6 inches below the shoulder blade connecting at the top to the thoracic spine and at the bottom to the sacral spine.
The lumbar spine is made up of 5 vertebrae with shock absorbing discs between each one. This part of the spine was built for both flexibility and power.
The pelvis is a set of sturdy bones that protect the organs in the abdominopelvis cavity and anchor the hip, thigh and abdomen muscles. Several bones make up the pelvis including: the sacrum, coccyx, and the right and left coxal (hip) bones.
What lumbar spine (lower back) and pelvis conditions do we treat?
There are a number of lumbar spine (lower back) and pelvis problems we often treat, including:
- Acute low back pain
- Chronic low back pain
- Trapped nerve (nerve pain)
- Bulging disc/ slipped disc
What treatment options are available for lumbar spine (lower back) and pelvis conditions?
Based on what is found on assessment, a treatment programme will be designed around your goals and lifestyle by your physiotherapist. There are several different treatment options for lumbar spine and pelvis problems, all dependent on your particular symptoms.
Examples of treatment include:
- Joint mobilisations
- Range of movement exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Balance exercises
- Ice/heat therapy
- Ergonomic advice
- Soft tissue massage
- Advice and education
- Advice regarding anti-inflammatories
- Graded return to exercise/functional activities
What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a lumbar spine (lower back) or pelvis problem?
Physiotherapy can be very effective for lumbar spine (lower back) or pelvis problems
- Increased range of movement
- Decreased stiffness
- Decreased pain
- Improved posture
- Improved workstation ergonomics
- Prevention of re-injuring yourself
Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.