At some time in our life we will be affected by back pain. Originating anywhere along the spine from the base of the skull to the tip of our coccyx (tail bone) back pain can rear its ugly head. It may be but a minor annoyance that can be ‘stretched out’ or at the other end of the scale acute 10/10 pain that may require medical and / or surgical intervention or may even leave someone with ongoing chronic pain.
So let’s have a look at our spine…….
As you can see by the diagram above the spine (vertebral column) has five sections each made up of separate bones called vertebrae and between each vertebrae is a small space that has a ‘spongy’ disc which provides cushioning so there is no ‘bone on bone’. These are all held together by ligaments and muscles.
Our spine also houses our spinal cord which originates from the base of our brain and runs the whole length of the spine to the tip of the coccyx (tail-bone). As the spinal cord makes its way down the spine at each vertebra it sends out nerves that go to all the different parts of the body.
The reasons we experience back pain are many and varied and may include:
- Poor posture
- Lack of exercise
- Lifting heavy weights (incorrectly or just too heavy)
- Sudden twisting movements
- Muscle imbalance or tightness
- Degenerative issues, such as, arthritis or osteoporosis
This list is just an example of some of the issues that may cause back pain it is by no means exhaustive.
If you are experiencing back discomfort of any sort then following the advice below is important:
“Whether this is your first round of back pain or your fifth, it’s always important to check with your doctor.” Back Pain – Finding solutions for your aching back.” Harvard Medical School, 2020.
A few potential outcomes of living with back pain:
- Short temperedness
- Reliance on medication
- Social isolation
- Limited movement
Having visited your doctor to determine the cause or causes of your back pain you will have a much clearer picture of how to proceed with helping you find relief from your discomfort and or pain.
Bowen Therapy is one of many therapies that people may turn to in times of pain and discomfort, back pain being a very common reason. Katrina chose to work with Bowen Therapy because it is gentle as well as effective and hands on. Most people who experience Bowen Therapy achieve the result they are seeking, however, there will always be those that may need help from a different source.
Katrina is passionate about helping people find a better quality of life. Through her experience she has seen how Bowen Therapy has assisted many people in pain and discomfort find an improved quality of life.
At Bowen Health Therapy we are here to help you.
To book an appointment you can call on 0438148842 or book online at
When in doubt, always consult your doctor.
Take care and kind regards
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