What is back pain?

Back pain is a very common problem that will effect almost everyone at some point of their lives. It comes with a feeling of aching, tension and stiffness in the back and can be caused by a number of different things. As high as 80% of Australians will experience back pain in some point in their lives and 10% of them will have serious disability as a result. Back pain affects people of all ages and while it usually goes away in a couple of days, sometimes the pain can be ongoing.

Even in cases when your pain is severe, you should still try to keep your back as active as possible. Slow and small movements are still better than staying in bed as they will make your back more flexible and supple.

What causes back pain?

There are many causes that can lead to back pain and, in most cases, it is very difficult to find out the root cause behind it. Almost all structures in the back have the potential to cause back pain when they are affected with injury or disease. Still, most people with back pain do not have serious damage to their spine as the pain often comes from joints, ligaments and surrounding muscles.

There are many causes for back pain but thankfully there is plenty that can be done!

Facts & Figures

  • According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey, around 2 million Australians have back problems.
  • It is estimated that as high as 90% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
  • Back pain is very common issue for young and middle-aged Australians and it can start very early in life (between age 8 and 10).
  • Pain is the most frequent symptom in all back problems. According to a research study, 14% with back problems have constant pain and 86% experience pain at least one day per week.

How can we help you to manage your pain?

The goal of  our chiropractic and physiotherapy for back pain is to reduce the painful symptoms and improve the range of motion, flexibility and strength in your spine. We will carefully analyse your complete medical history in order to determine possible risks such as specific diseases and lifestyle factors that could be the cause behind your back problems.

Additionally, we will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your back using back exercises and stretching techniques to determine where exactly is the pain occurring and what specific movements trigger the pain.

Once we determine the core cause of your back pain, we will start with a chiropractic treatment specifically designed for your back condition and symptoms. The treatment might involve procedures such as back adjustment in order to improve your range of motion and circulation, physical therapy, massage, spinal decompression and various exercises that you can do at your home.

For more information on pain management or ways in which Your Health Sport & Spine may be able to help you, please get in touch by calling 02 9651 1395 or drop us an email: alex@yourhealthsportandspine.com.au