PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR BACK PAIN

A large proportion of the population will suffer back pain sometime in their life. Most back pain is a result of an injury to nerves, ligaments, joints or connecting bones that provide support, strength and mobility to the upper body. Symptoms can be mild or debilitating and can severely affect your day-to-day activities.

Common causes of back pain;

  • Muscle or ligament strain. Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.
  • Disc injuries. Disks act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. The soft material inside a disk can bulge and can sometimes lead to pressure on a nerve.
  • Arthritis. Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back.
  • Osteoporosis. Your spine's vertebrae can develop painful fractures if your bones become porous and brittle.

Physiotherapy treatment will;

  • Speed your recovery by providing hands-on treatment to reduce your pain.
  • Provide education on the best way to keep moving and exercising.
  • A plan to allow you to return to work and sport.

At Your Physio Advantage, we can provide expert diagnosis and a treatment plan to reduce back pain and improve your quality of life.

Back pain is often caused by an injury
to the muscles or ligaments in the back

Physiotherapy includes a variety of
techniques such as exercises, hands-on
therapy and education

Our physios will advise you on a
treatment plan and recovery time

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”

Plato

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I see a physio for back pain?

Any back pain or soreness that lasts longer than a week should be seen to by a physiotherapist, especially if it's restricting your movement or aggravated by coughing or sneezing.

What does physiotherapy do for back pain?

Physiotherapists use many treatments and techniques to help with back pain. Physiotherapy is a treatment that helps to improve the movement and function of joints and muscles. It can help to reduce back pain and get you get moving normally again.

Is walking good for back pain?

Walking is one of the best things we can do for chronic lower back pain. Ten to fifteen minutes of walking twice a day will help ease lower back pain.