Back pain has been found to be one of the most debilitating disabilities worldwide, and most of us may get it at some point in our life. Pain during sitting and sleeping, difficulty walking for a long time, or difficulty bending forwards to play with your kids are common complaints. This pain is definitely limiting and disruptive to your daily routine, taking away your concentration and productivity, making it hard to focus on your work ahead.
LUMBAR DISC INJURY (Common recovery time: 4-12 weeks)
In between our spine, we have discs that are filled with jelly-like fluid. Think of it like a water balloon, when these discs are pressured due to prolonged sitting or lifting, it may press onto the nerves nearby and cause pain at the low back, or even symptoms down towards your legs. In some cases, there could be tears in our discs that can cause intense pain and limitation.
MECHANICAL LOW BACK PAIN (Common recovery time: 2-6 weeks)
Other than spinal discs, we also have other structures like muscle and ligament to support and stabilise our spine. It is common to have muscle or ligament injury as a result of our daily activities such as lifting and carrying.
SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION (Common recovery time: 2-8 weeks)
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is an important weight bearing joint and plays an important role in distributing weight evenly around our body.When you sit for prolonged hours, this may cause the structures around SIJ to be stiff and lead to the discomfort that you may be having.
If your pain is still not getting any better, please seek help from a healthcare professional who can give you accurate and targeted advice to help reduce your pain and get you active again!