What causes back pain?

Most causes of  back pain  are the result of a simple tissue strain or poor posture causing eccessive pressure on the joints and soft tissues.

Your back is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, nerves and joints, so pinpointing the exact cause of the pain can often be difficult.

However, most cases of back pain are not caused by serious damage or disease but by sprains, minor strains, minor injuries or a pinched or irritated nerve.

Assessment of Low Back Pain
Your Physiotherapist will perform a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the exact cause of your  low back pain.

Treatment of Low Back Pain
Physiotherapy treatment of  low back pain  focuses on restoring function to poorly moving spinal joints, as well as reducing muscle tension and increasing muscle strength. This results in improved movement, reduced pain and deceased nerve irritation.

Treatments are tailored to the individual case usually consisting of spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, core stabilization advice, strengthening exercises, stretching and heat/cold therapy.

Please  contact us  to arrange your comprehensive  low back  consultation to help identify the exact cause of your back pain and begin a course of corrective care today!

Back Pain and Exercises
The key to preventing a recurrence of your back pain is commitment to the rehabilitation exercises your physio has prescribed you.   As you improve, your physio will progress these exercises to increase their difficulty and increase your confidence in your back.

 But I do my exercises every day, I keep fit, am not overweight why am I still in pain?  

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