Pain in the upper back (Thoracic), lower back(Lumbar) and tailbone (Sacrum/Coccyx) are very common and can easily affect your quality of life making normal daily tasks, like sitting, standing, and bending difficult. It is estimated that 70-90% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.

The back is comprised of many sensitive structures that play a pivotal role on the way we move. These include bones (vertebra and ribs), muscles, spinal discs, ligaments, tendons, nerves and other connective tissue like fascia. Back pain can be associated with injury or inflammation with any of these structures.

Some of the causes for back pain include:

  • muscle spasm and tension
  • muscle strains
  • joint stiffness and locking
  • direct trauma
  • inflamed/bulging spinal discs
  • pinched nerves
  • arthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • poor posture
  • overuse/RSI injuries
  • smoking
  • overweight

Some of the symptoms associated with back pain are:

  • muscle pains/aches
  • referred pain into buttock, legs, calves and feet
  • stiffness in bending/twisting movements
  • referred pain into the abdomen or groin
  • nerve pain – numbness, tingling, burning
  • sharp pains on movement
  • antalgia (bent over/crooked posture)
  • pain on coughing/sneezing

Our trained practitioners specialise in assessing and accurately diagnosing the cause of your back pain. There may be many factors that contribute to your symptoms and our experienced practitioners will help identify and address these issues. Treatment at our clinic will involve fixing the underlying cause of your back pain.

 

This may involve the following types of therapy (every case is different, so treatment techniques will be specific to your condition);

  • Soft tissue massage therapy
  • Deep tissue therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Gentle joint ┬ámanipulation (only if clinically indicated and with consent of the patient)
  • Exercise and rehabilitation programs
  • Trigger point dry needle therapy