Suffering from Back Pain?
Between 60-80% of the general population will experience Back Pain at some point in their lives. It can present as a dull ache, sharp or shooting pain, or even sensations of burning, tingling or weakness. It can occur in both the lower and upper back areas and extend out to include the buttocks and hip and even the ribs, chest and shoulder blades.
In the upper back, we also need to consider the shoulder blades, neck and rib cage when assessing the pain and any contributing factors. Shoulder blades that move unevenly or too early are a big factor in diagnosing and treating upper pain!
The first treatment will involve a detailed history of how the injury occurred. Your physiotherapist will consider your range of motion, the demands of your sport, as well as your job, when diagnosing and treating pain. For example, desk users often have tighter hip flexors that may be causing an imbalance around the low back and pelvis, where as a rock climber may require higher ranges of shoulder blade movement to allow for the long reach distances required by the sport. From this, the Physiotherapist will determine an appropriate action plan to not just reduce pain, but to prevent recurrence, eliminate, and control and contributing factors.
Our Physiotherapists are well trained in the assessment of all pain forms, including postural pain, pain coming from rib joints, facet joints, disc injuries, SIJ dysfunction and weakness.
City Physio will do a full subjective and objective assessment of your back considering a wide range of factors including; referred pain, the biomechanics of the lower limb or shoulder joints, alignment of the spine and pelvis, strength and balance of the muscles surrounding the spine, sporting technique, motor control, core, and glute stability. Our physiotherapists can also refer for additional scanning or assessment if required.
With professional assessment and prompt treatment from your physiotherapist, many back injuries can be successfully treated completely within a few treatments.
City Physio In MLC Centre
City Physio & Sports Injury Centre has been providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the MLC Centre for over 30 years. Our team are expertly trained in providing detailed full-body assessments and delivering personalised treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, headaches, neck and back discomfort. Book your Online Appointment Here