Physiotherapy Back Pain Treatment

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Around 65% of people will at some point experience Low Back Pain (LBP) in their lifetime. Symptoms can range from a dull ache to excruciating and debilitating pain that can wake you up at night, stop you from participating in daily activities, working, doing household chores or your favourite hobbies.

Physiotherapy for Back Pain

Back pain is a very common injury which affects up to 85% of the population at some stage in their life. Whether you have injured yourself playing sport, lifting a heavy object or simply bending down to put your shoes on, it is important to identify the cause of your pain to ensure effective treatment. If you have back pain, some common injuries include:

Common back injuries

• Somatic back pain
• Discogenic back pain
• Facet joint pain
• Muscle strain
• Degenerative changes
• Piriformis syndrome
• Sciatic pain
• Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain
• Fracture (spondylolysis)

When should you consult with our Physiotherapists?

• Disturbed sleep
• Inability to roll in bed
• Trouble getting in or out of the car
• Pain with coughing or sneezing
• Shooting pain that travels down into the buttock or leg
• Tingling or numbness in the legs
• Inability to bend forward, to the side, or lean back
• Difficulty completing your daily living activities
• Pain with prolonged sitting
• Muscle weakness

Physiotherapy treatment for Back Pain/ injuries

Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrae, each with a disc in between to act as a shock absorber. The vertebrae are connected by small facet joints and many surrounding muscles and ligaments which provide structural support, allowing your spine to move in various ways. Whether you have developed back pain which came on suddenly or have been dealing with a chronic injury you just can’t ignore anymore, your symptoms can arise from any of these structures.

In order to determine the cause of your symptoms, our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment of your movement patterns, posture and muscle activity whilst providing education to help you understand your injury. Treatment will then involve hands-on manual therapy combined with a structured strengthening program tailored to your goals and lifestyle and to help prevent future reoccurrences.