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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back

Back pain affects up to 85% of the population at some time in their lives.  Many structures in the back can contribute to back pain when injured.  The physiotherapists at Head 2 Toe will expertly assess you to devise the best treatment strategy to speed your recovery.

 

 

 

Causes of low back pain which we treat

  • Lumbar disc problems
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular strain
  • Core weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Facet Joint problems
  • ligament strains
  • Sacroiliac Joint problems including Pregnancy-related instability
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis and stress fractures

Treatment

The physiotherapists at Head 2 Toe take pride in their excellent hands on clinical skills.  In most cases, treatment of low back pain will involve a combination of hands on treatment: to restore movement to stiff segments and tight structures and reduce pain, and exercise: to stabilise and reduce load on joints, discs, muscles and nerves of the back.

Treatment techniques may include

Core stability is not just a buzz-word and we are proficient at teaching you techniques to strengthen and improve your core stability which will ultimately help to stabilize your spine and alleviate your back pain, as well as preventing or reducing your chance of further injury in the future.

Severe Injuries

Should your injury be too traumatic or severe to be treated conservatively using the treatments above, your skilled therapist will quickly identify this and assist you with accessing diagnostics such as X-Rays, or refer you to your GP for appropriate investigations such as Ultrasound Scans, CT Scans, MRIs or referral to a specialist if deemed necessary.