Lower Back Postural Syndrome

Helping People with Lower Back Postural Syndrome Treatment in Rhodes, Macquarie Park, North Ryde, Concord, Concord West, Ryde, Putney, Meadowbank, Wentworth Point, Newington & Liberty Grove

The majority of my patients present with persistent lower back pain that is a result of continued bad postures. For many people, what they are affected by is named postural syndrome and it is becoming more and more widespread in today’s overly busy society.

Your lower back is made up of group of supporting structures such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and connective tissues. It is the role of these tissues to support the joints of your lower back – essentially with good posture in a neutral position. Holding this excellent length and position warranties the very least magnitude of strain to the connective tissues of your lower back. Now, if you slouch in your chair in the office or twist or bend over and over again, you don’t maintain your suitable position. This leads to postural syndrome and causes mechanical stress on the supporting structures of your low back. A good way to show this is to bend your finger backwards before you have the stretch. Now, if you bend even further, or hold the stretch for long enough it will definitely start to hurt – that’s mechanical stress on the tissue and joints.

So, when you’re sitting slouched for hours, days, weeks and perhaps years, this mechanical stress builds up and while there is no mechanical damage, these poses become ingrained and so does the anguish related to them.

How To Identify if You Have Lower Back Postural Syndrome

Patients with postural syndrome ordinarily have pain free motion in all ranges. They will basically feel the pain once they embrace a bad position and in the beginning the pose will have to be continued for an extensive period of time. However, as time goes on it will require a shorter period to experience the pain.

You might have been in the same job for years and only now are experiencing pain, and you are therefore asking yourself why. It’s because it takes time for postural pressure to amass – eventually your tissues get overloaded and can no more withstand the load. The type of pain you are feeling is normally experienced as a dull soreness in the lower back at first, and that, if not treated would propagate to the mid and upper back perhaps resulting in neck ache and headaches. During the early stages, pain is allayed by changing position, as this allows you to take the pressure off the tissue. However, after a while the ligament fatigues and the pain is much more hard to deal with.

Physiotherapy Remedy for postural syndrome

Most patients with postural syndrome of the lower back go through no ache once their pose is fixed. However postural correction is tough to achieve and requires a great deal of work from both your physiotherapist and you. It is essential to remember that bad position develops over a long time and that it does not resolve instantaneously!

You should be dedicated in doing your exercises and your physio needs to be highly trained in releasing the tight structures which can be now rendering it hard for you to have a neutral backbone in your chosen position.

Here are some points to have you started.

Keep in mind

1.Sustained sitting or standing
2.Slouching while sitting or standing
3.Actions that make you ache

Take on
1.Postural advice by your physiotherapist
2.Heat therapy
3.Correct pose
Contact Rhodes and Macquarie Park Physiotherapy – Body Focus Health Group for more information or to arrange an assessment.