Physio for Back Pain
Back Pain is one of the most common reasons for a trip to the Physiotherapist and it is almost guaranteed that you will experience back pain at some point in your life. If you are currently experiencing back pain the following blog will help you start to take steps to recovery.
It is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives. (ABS)
Do I need to go to the Physio, GP or Hospital?
Even though back pain can be scary you can probably rest-assured; you likely won’t need a trip to the hospital or be put on a cocktail of drugs; the majority of the time; the source of back pain is due to irritation of a joint or muscle in our back. Physiotherapist are a primary contact practitioner, this means that you can visit us without having to go see a GP for a referral.
Here are some of the common back injuries and conditions are physiotherapists are experts at treating:
- General lower back pain
- Muscle strain
- Acute or Chronic disc bulges
- Sciatic pain
- Sacro-iliac joint pain
- Facet joint strain
Why do I always get back pain?
- Poor postures and movement patterns
- Weak core muscles
- Heavy lifting or awkward sustained positions
- Lack of movement in general
- A combination of the above
Other factors that can play a role in your experience of back pain include:
- General Sickness
How can a Physiotherapist Help Me?
The Physiotherapists at AMS are trained to identify the driving cause for your pain and guide you in taking steps to get back to your ideal life
If your pain has started recently; our Therapists can help identify potential driving factors and use manual therapy and exercise to restore and reinforce you to your best and pain-free self.
If you have been experiencing this pain for longer than 3 months then there is likely also some sensitisation within your nervous system; putting your body on red alert and heightening the pain and triggering it more easily. This will typically take longer to treat and may require lifestyle changes.
Our Physiotherapists, working together with our Exercise Physiologists are skilled at treating both acute and chronic low back pain.