When someone attends me with low back pain, as with any problem that someone presents with, I do a full subjective history which helps inform me of possible contributing causes. The vast majority of the time there is no serious cause, but if I feel there could be I will refer a person to their GP for further investigation.
Objective assessment will help inform me of what needs to be addressed in resolving a person's back pain.
Treatment will address contributing factors such as movement restrictions in the spine, pelvis, sacroiliac joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and underlying visceral (organ) restrictions affecting movement of the spine, pelvis, hip joints etc.. Appropriate education and therapeutic exercises will be part of the treatment also.
The aim is to restore pain free movement and function.