Pain in the lower back
Lower back pain is a widespread illness among the population. In very many cases it leads to a loss of working hours or even to a total inability to work.
Often the symptoms disappear spontaneously after a few days. In many cases, a treatment with pain killers, combined with rest and relaxation exercises is sufficient to get rid of the pain.
If the backache persists over a period of several weeks and affects your daily routine, it is advisable to have a physiotherapeutic assessment accompanied by an appropriate treatment. Your therapist discusses the possible treatment approaches with you and together you set the therapeutic goals.
The causes of the lower back pain are often either stress or overload. As a result different structures – from the intervertebral disc over the connecting joints to the musculature – may be affected or damaged.
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Chest pain may be caused by a variety of reasons. The majority of the complaints in this area comes from the ribs and the costovertebral joint. The pain can arise locally above the joints. It often spreads towards the neck and arm and/or the front chest and in the upper abdomen.
This pain is often dependent on movement and breathing and can reach a high level of intensity.
Also muscular tensions in this area cause severe pain which normally remains in its place. But it can also radiate very far.
In very many cases pain in this area is caused by radiation from both the neck and the spine as well as the upper lumber spinal column.
Also inner organs such as heart, liver or stomach can sometimes radiate towards chest or arm.