Back Pain Treatment Geelong & Ocean Grove
Back pain comes in many different shapes and sizes, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Back pain is pain felt in the back that generally originates in the spine or surrounding muscles. Back pain varies in intensity from mild to acute pain, and may have a variety of presentations, including chronic persistent pain, intermittent pain, dull aches or sharp, stabbing sensations.
Symptoms may include:
- Aching and stiffness between neck and tail bone
- Sharp pains in specific area after engaging in heavy lifting or exercise
- Chronic aches in middle or lower back after sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Pain which radiates from lower back down through legs into feet
- Inability to stand tall and straight without intense pain or back spasms
- Tingling, weakness or numbness
What are the Causes of Back Pain?
9 out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their life, and half of all workers experience back pain on a yearly basis. This can have a variety of causes, ranging from bad habits and posture, sports or motor vehicle injuries, muscle strains, obesity (which puts extra pressure on back muscles), or sciatica. Over 50% of pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy as well. In some cases back pain is a symptom of a serious medical condition. This is why we recommend that you get all back pain investigated promptly by a qualified physiotherapist.
How Can Geelong Physiotherapy Help?
The physiotherapists at Geelong Physiotherapy are all caring and highly trained professionals who can provide accurate diagnosis on the causes of your back pain. They will be able to assess whether your condition is movement, muscle or posture-related, or whether you need to be referred to a doctor to check for other factors.
Our staff can treat most conditions (excluding serious medical conditions such as cancer and kidney disease) using a variety of different specialist methods including soft-tissue therapy, joint mobilisation and manipulation, hydrotherapy, clinical Pilates, and dry needling. The majority of cases we see can be easily treated with simple manual therapy, posture training and physical exercises. We also teach you how to do these exercises at home so you can avoid recurrences and practice active prevention.
Don’t Suffer in Pain Any Longer – Give Us a Call!
Back pain is the most common disability worldwide and it is preventable in most cases. Give us a call on 03 5224 2223 to discuss how you can say goodbye to back pain forever.