It is estimated that up to 80% of people will experience some kind of back pain in their lives. Your spine is the central point for movement and general back pain, if not properly managed or treated can lead to debilitating pain and injuries. Please remember that pain and structure are not well correlated and that just because you feel pain, it doesn’t mean that your back is badly damaged.
Back pain is usually categorized as either being acute or chronic. Acute back pain is the result of some kind of trauma-this could be lifting, a fall, sports injury or prolonged activity which overload the structures. Chronic back pain can be the result of gradual degenerative changes and adaptive pain behaviour, or it could also be the result of poorly managed acute injuries that were never properly resolved or managed. It is important to remember that our spines are robust and our bodies resilient and the correct management can empower you to recover and return to your pre-pain state. Back pain does not need to become a constant in your life and does not need to stop you from enjoying the activities you love.
Common causes for back pain:
- Heavy lifting
- Bulging or “slipped disk’
- Poor flexibility
- Poor posture
- Weak core strength
- Sleeping positions
If your pain is not properly managed, it can lead to:
- Decreased or reduced mobility
- A reduction in activity and alteration of lifestyle
- Chronic pain
How we can help
We will take the necessary steps to properly diagnose the source of your back pain and understand why you have it. This will allow us to develop an evidence-based treatment plan that is tailored to you and you only you. It will feature a combination of manual therapy such as massage, joint mobilisations or soft tissue release and exercise therapy like stretching, general strength and conditioning and core stability exercises. We will provide you with exercises and techniques that you can perform at home to improve core strength and overall flexibility that will help you prevent future injuries and ailments and restore your quality of life.
At Janet Brandt Sarif we can help you to recover from your injuries much faster than you would expect! You don’t even need a referral from your doctor and you can receive an instant rebate from health fund through HiCaps.