You may be experiencing lower back pain due to an injury, or a long term condition. If painkillers are not providing effective relief, consider massage therapy. It sources the pain and targets the source directly. It is a natural solution which is highly effective long term.
Here are some of the causes for lower back pain, which can all be treated with massage therapy:
Sciatica - If you are experiencing pain from the lower spine, buttocks, down the back of the leg and into the foot - it may be sciatica. It is likely that you may feel pain, numbness or tingling down the back of your leg and calf. You may also find it hard to move your leg/foot/toes or feel a sharp pain as you rise from sitting.
Piriformis Syndrome - The piriformis is a small muscle located in the buttocks. It connects from the base of the spine to the thigh. This muscle can irritate the sciatic nerve which can lead to serious pain in one buttock or leg.
Gluteus Minimis Trigger Points - The smallest of the three gluteal muscles. It is within the buttocks, outside the hip and beneath the glutes medius. You may experience numbness or pain in the buttocks, or radiating pain in the buttocks, thick, calf, knee, lower leg, and ankle. You may also experience hip pain whilst walking or rising from a seated position.
Quadratus Lumborum - This muscle is located either side of the lower back. It connects the pelvis to the spine and ribs. If this muscle spasms, you will feel pain radiating from the side of the pack, the hip and into the upper groin area. You may also experience pain over the sacroiliac joint, lower buttocks or down the thigh and hip joint.
All of the above conditions can be treated with soft tissue massage techniques which aim to reduce muscular tension and ease nerve pressure. Your treatment will be tailored to your needs for effective pain relief. We recommend an initial consultation which is an hour long and is just £35.