Did you know that and estimated 70-90% of Aussies will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives?
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions physiotherapists treat on a day-to-day basis. Whether you’re an athlete, office worker, or the typical everyday Aussie, a healthy back is what keeps you upright… literally!
Unlike other types of pain, back pain can force you to change your lifestyle completely. Are you an amateur athlete? Does your job have a large physical component to it?
“Sorry,” says your back pain. “You’re not going anywhere today.”
So how can a Physio for back help you overcome that niggling pain?
What causes back pain?
While prevalent in older Australians, millions of people at virtually any age can and will suffer from some sort of back pain.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar to you?
- Localised back pain
- Tenderness in your back muscles
- Pins and needles
- Tingling and numbness, sometimes spreading down your legs
- Dull, aching, persistent pain
- Weakness and pain in your leg muscles
- In many cases, neck pain is a symptom of back problems
Back problems can have many causes: posture, age, and fitness come into play, as do conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
And as you can see from those final two points above, other parts of the body can also indicate a problem in your back.
Generally speaking, back pain can be sorted into two main categories: mechanical and centrally mediated pain.
Unsure? No worries – either way, the first step is to consult a Physio for back who can help diagnose the cause of the problem and prescribe the right treatment to get you back on the road to recovery!
Highett physio for muscle, disc and ligament pain
In many cases of disc, muscle and ligament-related problems, pain can be the result of inactivity or pushing your back too far: excessive strain on your back leads to unnecessary stress, resulting in muscle strains, ligament sprains, and other conditions.
If you’re suffering this sort of pain, your physio will focus on helping build tailored routines that reduce the pressure on your back.
Your physio will craft a customer routine of exercises that strengthen your back muscles and ligaments.
Improve that poor posture
A large number of back pain cases can be traced back to poor posture, which includes your exercise form.
Posture influences the way your body weight is distributed along your back, with prolonged slouching and hunching causing or aggravating problems with your muscles, discs, and joints.
Different positions – like standing, sitting, and slouching – can have a tremendous effect on how much pressure is absorbed through your lower back. A Physio for back helps resolve these problems by prescribing a range of aids that improve posture and relieve pain.
Another treatment your physio offers for muscle-related back pain is dry needling.
Combining acupuncture with a modern understanding of muscles and nerves, dry needling targets trigger points (spots within muscle tissue that cause pain) in your back muscles.
This technique is incredibly powerful for resolving back pain resulting from muscle spasm as it offers a way to reach the deep spinal muscles that other techniques such as massage can’t get to.
Physio for back for injury pain
Whether it’s lifting heavy objects, an unexpected fall, posture-related conditions, or a sporting mishap, in cases of injury-related back problems, our focus is on relieving your pain and speeding up your recovery.
After settling down your pain, your Physio for back will start by prescribing exercises that build up strength in the injured parts of your back.
With the right exercises and treatments outlined in your bespoke recovery program, your physio can help facilitate your recovery from back injuries.
The below video is a case study from a client who downloaded our Banish Your Back Pain e-book and then made an appointment with our team.
How One Plumber Went from 9/10 Back Pain To Living Pain Free!
Desperate to relieve crippling back pain?
Treating your pain is just the first step in your road to recovery. Just as important is the need to maintain your progress and sustain your results.
Once you suffer back pain for the first time, your risk of experiencing it again skyrockets. In fact, previous back pain is a major contributing factor to back problems.
That’s why sustaining results and strength is just as important as treating your pain!
One phrase you might hear a lot of physios and other specialists throw around is “core stability exercises”. Your “core” muscles such as your pelvic muscles and abdominals (just to name a few) play a role in almost every movement you make.
Why are they important? Because back stability is in large part dependent on the supporting abdominal and lower back muscles.
These provide support from both the front and back, reducing the strain on the bones and ligaments in your spine and protecting you from future muscle-related pain.
Stop suffering from back pain! Contact Physio AUS’ qualified Highett physio for back pain
If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone.
And we’re not just talking the 3.7 million other Aussies who also suffer from back pain!
If your back pain is stopping you from living your life, talk to the team at Physio AUS.
Book a consultation with a Highett physio for back pain
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