Physiotherapy For Back Pain

Back pain - Physio

Is back pain affecting your quality of life, making daily tasks and common movements such as sitting, standing, and bending difficult?

Whether you’re suffering from pain in your upper back (thoracic spine), lower back (lumbar spine) or tailbone (Coccyx), back pain is actually a common condition that will affect 70-90% of people at some point in their lives.

Fortunately, most back pain can be treated with physiotherapy, education, back care strategies, and just the right back exercises.

Our experienced physiotherapists will accurately diagnose the cause of your back pain, provide relief from back pain with targeted back pain physiotherapy, address the issues that contribute to your back pain and equip you with strategies and exercises to avoid further back pain.

What Are The Symptoms Of Back Pain?

If you are suffering from back pain, these are some of the common symptoms you might be experiencing. You may suffer from more than one of these symptoms.

  • Antalgia – bent over or crooked posture
  • Muscle pain and/or aching in your lower back
  • Nerve pain – numbness, tingling or burning in your nerves
  • Pain when standing
  • Pain when you cough or sneeze
  • Referred pain in the abdomen or groin
  • Referred pain in your buttocks, legs, calves and feet
  • Sciatica – nerve pain that radiates from your lower back into your legs
  • Sharp pain on movement
  • Stiffness when bending or twisting

What Are The Causes Of Back Pain?

Your back is made up of bones (vertebrae and ribs), muscles, spinal discs, ligaments, tendons, nerves and other connective tissue like fascia. Your back pain can be associated with injury to or inflammation of any of these parts of your back.

Some of the common causes of back pain include:

  • arthritis
  • direct trauma to your back
  • diseases such as cancer
  • inflamed or bulging spinal discs
  • joint stiffness and locking
  • muscle spasm and tension
  • muscle or ligament strains
  • osteoporosis
  • overuse or RSI injuries
  • pinched nerves
  • poor posture
  • pregnancy
  • smoking
  • weight gain

Proactive Physiotherapy Treatment For Back Pain

Our physiotherapy treatments for back pain always begin with an assessment of the cause of your back pain so we can tailor our treatments to your unique situation.

Your back pain physiotherapy may include some of the following treatments: manual therapy, soft tissue massage therapy, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, joint manipulation, dry needle therapy, exercises, rehabilitation programs and activity/postural modifications.

We also have created a Pathway to Ultimate Spinal Health (PUSH spinal treatment programme) which is a hands-on and systematic spinal care approach designed to treat back and neck pain and help you reach the absolute best of your physical capability.

Physiotherapy is one of the most effective methods for the treatment of back pain, helping to reduce pain, restore movement and prevent further injury. Contact our Cairns physiotherapy clinic today.