Back and Neck Care

Lumbar-RxResearch suggests that around 80% of the general population suffers from some form of back or neck pain.

Lower back pain is the term generally used to describe pain originating from the lumbar spine. Pain may range in intensity from mild to severe, and may radiate to the buttock, lower abdominal region, hips, groin or lower limbs with or without associated pins and needles or numbness in any of these areas.

Neck pain is most commonly caused by postural problems, injury (i.e. whiplash), arthritis and degenerative changes of the cervical spine.

Physiotherapy Treatment

 
Physiotherapists are often the first point of contact for individuals suffering with back or neck pain. With thorough assessment and extensive knowledge of spinal anatomy and biomechanics, your physiotherapist will determine the likely origin of the pain and justify any further investigation required prior to manual therapy.

Following assessment, treatment usually involves manual therapy techniques, patient mobility and stability exercises and patient education to prevent further injury.

Common Physiotherapy treatment techniques that are effective in the management of spinal pain and disability include:

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Mobility exercises
  • Stretching
  • Postural and core strengthening exercises
  • Massage
  • Dry needling (Acupuncture)
  • Hot/cold therapy

For an appointment with one of our physiotherapists, contact Karrinyup Physiotherapy Centre on (08) 9245 1011