Back Pain Treatment & Management in Dandenong & Noble Park
Lower back pain is an extremely common condition, with up to 80% of the global population experiencing back pain at some point during our lives. Although the underlying pathology of lower back pain is usually not serious, it is an important condition to address, not just on a personal level but even the considerable impact on the economy due to time taken off work.Whilst the vast majority of patients who experience back pain will recover within six weeks, a small number go on to develop chronic back pain and a gradual deterioration of functionality. However, targeted back pain treatment that focuses on your specific condition may be able to assist with managing the problem, alleviating soreness and improving mobility.
Most back pain is the result of irritation or poor function of the bones, joints, ligaments or muscles in your back. Such irritation can be the result of vertebral dysfunction, a common condition that occurs when the spinal vertebrae compress or irritate the delicate nerve structures of your lower back.Other causes of lower back pain include inflammatory arthritis (e.g. ankylosis spondylitis, Rheumatoid arthritis), and fractures due to osteoporosis. Back pain may also be ‘referred’ from another location, as your back tries to compensate for weaker muscles in other areas of your body.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.
A2z Health Group’s personalised approach to back pain treatment at our Dandenong and Noble Park clinics
One of our qualified and experienced physiotherapists will take a detailed account of your history with lower back pain. From here, we can conduct orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examinations to determine the exact cause of your musculoskeletal condition. Other tests might include X-rays and digital scanning, if necessary.
Physiotherapy treatment of low back pain focuses on restoring function to poorly moving spinal joints, as well as reducing muscle tension and increasing muscle strength. This may result in improved movement, reduced pain and deceased nerve irritation.We tailor our Dandenong and Noble Park back pain treatments to each individual we work with – treatment usually consists of spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, core stabilisation advice, strengthening exercises, stretching and heat/cold therapy.
Book a consultation for back pain treatment at our Noble Park or Dandenong clinic
If you’d like to seek evidence-based treatment for your back pain, please get in touch and a friendly member of our professional team will be happy to assist.