Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal disorder today with one in five experiencing some level of back pain. It is frequent with administrative and office work. There are various factors such as, the physical nature of the work, prolonged sitting, poor postures, lifestyle influences, individual factors which can all contribute to back pain. Often if the pain is chronic, other parts of the body become overloaded causing other problems.
Often back pain can be episodic in nature, hence it is important to seek expertise if the pain is recurrent or persistant. Professional assistance can also speed up the recovery and minimize the impact of pain in your life.
Physiotherapy for back pain is very important for those who are suffering from back pain. Physiotherapy can effectively manage and prevent back pain from reoccurring. Physiotherapists are really good at treating back pain. Physiotherapists have an extensive knowledge of anatomy, movement and biomechanics making them the leaders in treating back pain. A Physiotherapist will perform a thorough analysis of your symptoms, movement and function to identify the specific cause of the problem. Physiotherapists will often perform special tests which further assist in identifying the root cause of the problem.
Physiotherapy for back pain usually focuses in providing initial pain relief. Once the intensity of the pain has subsided, Physiotherapy aims at restoring movement and function. Specific exercises are often prescribed to address the underlying cause of the pain. The pain will usually re-occur if the underlying cause is left untreated. A Physiotherapist will work with the individual to work towards achieving the individual’s goal whether it is return to normal activities, work or sport.
Below are some common conditions causing back pain that an expert Physiotherapist can easily treat:
· Intervertebral disc degeneration
· Intervertebral disc herniations
· Irritation and ache of nerve roots- sciatica
· Augmented spasm in the muscles of the back
· Back bone or spinal irregularity- curved spine or unusual changes
· Ligament or muscle strains
It is important to find a Physiotherapist who is skilled in treating musculoskeletal problems for effective management of back pain. Physiogap, based in Padbury (WA) offers expertise in musculoskeletal conditions especially in managing chronic pain. Physiogap uses latest Physio for pain techniques such as dry needling, trigger point therapy, massage, ultrasound, stretches to provide initial pain relief. An individually tailored exercise program is introduced alongside to address the underlying cause of the back pain. Specific exercises may involve strengthening key areas which are often weak such as the gluteals, transversus abdominus and deep stabilizing muscles of the back.
Physiogap, takes a step beyond the traditional Physiotherapy treatment by using mindfulness practices to provide a holistic approach to address any stress, anxiety or depression. Stress and anxiety contribute to the pain and can exacerbate the symptoms. The principal Physiotherapist, Simran has over 12 years experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as spinal pain, back pain, shoulder pain, sprains and strains. She is passionate about helping others and has developed a unique holistic approach to ensure an effective management for back and other chronic pain. She is an expert in chronic pain management so you are assured an effective treatment with lasting results.
Physiogap, offer a wide range of Physiotherapy services from expert musculoskeletal management, chronic pain, pilates, pregnancy care, aged care, rehabilitation, neurological Physiotherapy, posture analysis and more. Whether you need a Physio to improve posture or Physio for chronic pain, contact Physiogap for all your Physiotherapy needs.
For more information, visit Physiogap.com.au.