Back, shoulder and calf contractures are very frequent, painful and disabling.(1)
This term, rather used in sports circles, defines a spontaneous, lasting and painful contraction of a skeletal muscle, occurring in the absence of any anatomical lesion (3).
A contracture can be permanent or transient (cramp). On palpation, the muscle is hard, painful (3).
Lombalgia, lower back pain
Commonly called “lumbago” or “back pain”, low back pain is a pain related to a benign muscle or ligament problem located at the bottom of the spine, in the lumbar vertebrae (1).
Low back pain is pain in the lower back. “Back pain” has many synonyms: low back pain, lumbago, crick… it is above all a mechanical problem where all back structures can be a source of pain (joints, ligaments, muscles, discs, etc.) (2).
84% of people have had, have or will have low back pain in their lifetime (1)
Even if it is not serious, it represents many challenges: for patients, for healthcare professionals, for professionals in the business world and more broadly for society (1).
It is therefore essential to prevent the risk of a transition to chronicity (1).
Cervical pain, neck pain
Acute neck pain, pain in the neck caused by poor posture or a false movement, hinders head movements and radiates to the shoulders (4).
They can be due to different factors: anxiety, professional or sporting activities, bad positions, arthrosis (4).
The frequency of non-specific neck pain is estimated at 12 cases per 1,000 inhabitants per year. About two thirds of the French population are affected in their lives by a painful episode of the neck causing local stiffness.
It can easily be relieved but sometimes requires the prescription of an appropriate treatment.