Back pain is a very common condition, the majority of the time the pain occurs in the lower back, but it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. Most cases of back pain tend to not be caused by anything serious, and will get better with time and the right treatment.
The type of back pain in which podiatrists can help with, is back pain in relation to poor foot and lower limb mechanics. This type of back pain commonly occurs after walking or standing for a period of time. Usually occurring in the lower back, however, pain can also be experienced in the upper back and shoulder as well.
The cause of most back pain is difficult to be identified, and many Doctors would call it “ non-specific” back pain. But, sometimes the pain may be result of an injury such as a sprain or strain, but most of the time it occurs for no apparent reason. Most acute episodes of lower back pain are a result from an injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints or disc.
There are many reasons back pain may occur, however; the number one cause after injury, is biomechanical in nature. Poor foot and lower limb mechanics may not necessarily be the first thing that a person thinks can cause back pain, however, the feet are the foundation of the body, and as result they can have a direct effect on structures further up.
Back pain can have a wide variety of symptoms, it can range from being severe and debilitating, to mild and irritating. Lower back pain can start slowly, and gradually get worse over time or occur suddenly.
The signs and symptoms of back pain include:
If you have back pain and you feel that it may be due to a mechanical problem, podiatry may benefit you. The following benefits may be achieved through podiatric assessment and management:
If you have back pain we recommend that you have a biomechanical assessment. The initial assessment entails:
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