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Back pain

Around eight out of 10 Australians will experience back pain at some point.

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Without help, it can make sleep difficult, force time off work and stop us from being active. It also tends to reoccur, causing worry and stress.

Every year, Bay Active Physio helps hundreds of patients recover from back pain and return to daily activities as quickly as possible.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be in the lower back, or higher up in what's known as the thoracic spine.

It may be acute (a short episode of pain caused by a particular incident) or chronic (where the pain continues even after any initial damage has repaired).

Back pain often has more than one cause, including:

  • Muscle and ligament strains
  • Muscle weakness and imbalance
  • Slipped discs (disc prolapse)
  • Joint laxity
  • Postural strains such as keyboard, driving, writing, lifting, scanning, twisting or carrying
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

Physiotherapy for back pain

Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists are skilled in diagnosing and treating back pain, with master’s qualifications in spinal pain and an average of 15 years’ clinical experience.

They will do a thorough assessment to find the root cause of your pain, then design an individual, evidence-based recovery plan based on up-to-date therapies and research.


Treatments for back pain may include:


Our approach to back pain centres on patient empowerment. We provide you with a toolbox of techniques to help you manage your pain day-to-day.

We also offer exercise classes which may be particularly helpful in cases of chronic back pain.

 

We hope you find this article helpful and informative, however it is not intended as medical advice and should not be taken as such. We always recommend you see a medical professional if you have specific concerns about your health.