85% of people will have back pain at some point in their lives. Find out what you can do to help yourself and understand your back and pain better.
Neck pain is also very common and it can come from various joints or muscles. It is often related to our posture.
LEG PAIN (SCIATICA)
Sciatica is pain ( but it may include numbness or pins and needles) going down the leg, usually past the knee. This can come from your back if a nerve is pinched.
Sometimes nerves from your neck can trigger pain down the arm. Read here more about arm pain.
SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN
The back of the pelvis has 2 important and shock-absorbing joints called the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). They can cause low back pain or pelvis pain.
The tailbone (coccyx) is at the very bottom of the spine and it can hurt, especially when sitting. Read here more about coccyx pain (coccydynia).
There are many treatments for spine-related pain. These include physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, exercise programmes, injections, surgery.
Everyone will respond differently to each of these treatments. The key is to finding what works for YOU.
ADDRESS YOUR LIFESTYLE
In order to achieve the best health possible, it is not enough to just address the physical causes and factors. It is very important to consider your lifestyle, your thoughts and beliefs, your mental and social well-being as well as stress and other factors.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." WHO
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do." (Goethe)