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Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Back Pain is often experienced as ‘sudden shooting pain in the back’, which gives a painful and cramped feeling in the back.

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Common Acute Low Back Pain symptoms

  • Sharp and shooting pain
  • Rigidity
  • Restriction of movement of the lower back
  • Radiating pain (in the buttocks/thighs)
  • Prolonged sitting is painful
  • Not being able to get up

Causes of Acute Low Back Pain

An Acute Low Back Pain attack depends on several factors. The cause of Low Back Pain (lumbago) is the inability of the joint chain of the lower back to work together properly. Below are a few examples of risk factors for lumbago.

  • Overburdened back (work / driving / tension)
  • Moving the (lower) back incorrectly (for a long time)
  • Sudden movement (bending or twisting of the back)
  • Stress
  • Doing untrained heavy work
  • Poor physical condition (passive)
  • Presence of a hernia in the (lower) back

Treatment for Acute Low Back Pain

Acute Low Back Pain often passes by itself, but that does not solve the cause of the problem. With acute Low Back Pain, it is wise not to seek out the pain, but to keep moving. The real problem is that residual damage remains, which can manifest itself as, among other things, ‘instability’ of the (lower) back or permanent complaints.

Several factors can be the cause of your (acute) back pain. For example, your daily lifestyle with incorrect use of your back can be the cause of your back pain. Your back expert will make it clear to you where your complaints come from so that you too can understand what the cause of your back complaints really is. Subsequently, a personal treatment plan will be drawn up that suits you.

Exercise Therapy for Low Back Pain

The David treatment will, among other things, be aimed at reducing muscle tension, reducing pain, giving tips/advice regarding your posture, and rebalancing (strengthening and stabilizing) your back.

  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing mobility
  • Learning the right posture
  • Increasing strength and stability in the back (Exercise Therapy)

Patient Experiences

David has treated more than a million people with acute low back pain in more than 25 countries over the last 30 years. Read the patient experiences on our blog page.

Patient stories

David Spine Centers

David is the largest supplier of medical spine equipment for acute back pain worldwide. With more than 400 intelligent installations. At these locations, certified physiotherapists are employed who are trained to guide people with acute low back pain using Exercise Therapy guidelines. Visit our reference page for more information about a spine center in your own country/area.

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