Low Back Pain Bendigo

Back Pain BendigoPhysiotherapy Centre Bendigo provides help for lower back pain throughout Bendigo and the surrounding local communities.

About

Lower back pain is certainly a widespread problem with as much as 80% of the populace suffering from back pain at some point during their lives. Even though the underlying pathology is generally not serious, it is an significant cause of pain in the community and has substantial impact on the economy because of absenteeism . Even though the vast majority of individuals with lower back pain will heal within 6 weeks, some will go on to develop chronic back pain as well as a gradual decline in functionality.

Causes

The majority of factors behind back pain are caused by irritation to, or inadequate function of the bones, joints, ligaments or muscles in your back. This kind of discomfort can be caused by Vertebral dysfunction, a common problem that occurs when the spinal vertebrae compress or irritate the fragile nerve structures of your lower spine.

Other reasons for lower back pain include inflammatory arthritis (e.g. ankylosing spondylitis, Rheumatoid arthritis), and bone injuries resulting from osteoporosis. Back pain could also be ‘referred’ from other places .

Less common conditions causing low back pain include cancer (usually from another source such as the prostate or lung), serious infections and compression of the spinal cord.

Assessment

Your Physiotherapist will conduct an in depth history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to discover the the actual reason for your lower back pain. Other tests for example x-rays and digital scanning such as CT or MRI may also be proposed .

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Treatment

Physiotherapy management of low back pain is targeted on re-engaging poorly moving spinal joints, as well as relieving muscle tension and improving muscle strength. This leads to increased movement, decreased pain and decreased nerve irritation.

Remedies are customized to the individual case and usually include spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, core stabilization advice, strengthening exercises, stretching and heat/cold therapy.

Please contact us to organize your complete lower back consultation to help discover the exact reason for your back pain and start a course of corrective care today!