Physio for back pain is very effective to reduce back stiffness, buttock ache and referred leg pain.
- Buttock and Leg pain – It is extremely common to feel pain into the buttock or the leg (mainly the back of the thigh) due to stiffness in the back. Nerve roots leave the spine right next door to the joints in your back. If the joints are stiff, the nerves are instantly affected and this will often cause the leg pain. Physiotherapy is very effective at mobilising the joints of the back to relieve this pain.
- Arthritis – 80% of the Back pain we see in the clinic is caused by damage or degeneration at the L4, L5 and S1 lumbar spine levels. It is Ȇnormal to have wear and tearȇ in these joints in the back due to the amount of movement at the joints and the natural curvature of the spine. Research has demonstrated the best way to control arthritis pain is exercise.
- Posture – Back pain is significantly influenced by your habitual posture. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy will assess your posture and movement strategy to check if it is passive and you use too few muscles, overactive and your muscles work too hard all the time or if your posture tends to be biased into a flexed position which can load your discs. We will teach you how to optimise your posture and movement to reduce your back pain.
- Disc Injury – With an acute disc injury you may experience severe pain, a crooked posture and feel like you canȇt move. In fact, the best thing to help your back is to keep moving gently and minimise your rest time. Medication is very important to help reduce pain and physiotherapy will teach you exercises and strategies to help your pain. Once your pain is reduced, exercise is very important to optimize your posture and offload your disc.