Back Pain Physio Adelaide

Physiotherapy Back Pain Solutions in the Adelaide CBD

Back pain or back injury is a very common condition that City Physiotherapy Physiotherapists treat. We have a particular interest in treating back pain at our Adelaide Physio clinic. We provide hands on Physio to treat your back pain. Once we have your acute back pain under control we work with you to rehabilitate and restore function of your back muscles and spine. All our Physiotherapists will work with you on exercises for your back pain, as we believe self -management strategies are key to the prevention of recurrent back pain episodes. At Adelaide City Physio our approach to your back pain is holistic and your back pain physiotherapist will work with you on improving areas such as posture, sleep, lifestyle, work ergonomics, stress reduction, hobbies or your current sports or exercise regimes.  We may also discuss the impact of additional factors like heavy schoolbags, lack of exercise or a sedentary lifestyle.

Back Pain – What causes it?

80% of the Australian population will suffer from back pain at some point during their lives. It is the third most common reason people take time off work after colds and flu.  Lower back pain can originate from many causes. Your back pain can originate from your lumbar spine discs, spinal facet joints, arthritis, back muscle strain, back ligament strain, muscle spasm, bony spurs or growths, pinched nerves, irritated nerves, osteoporosis, sciatica and stress just to name a few.

Back Pain - why do I have it?

Some of the most ommon reasons for back pain are incorrect lifting techniques, repetitive bending, poor posture and prolonged sitting as well as weakness in your core stabilising muscles

Back Pain Signs and Symptoms

Back Pain can affect the lower, thoracic or middle back or upper back neck.

Back Pain is often described as one or more of the following:

  • Local sharp pain, dull ache or burning pain
  • Pain that radiates into your hip, groin or buttocks
  • Pain that is aggravated by sitting, standing, bending forward or backward, twisting or walking
  • Pain that travels down your leg to your thigh, calf, ankle or foot
  • Pins and needles or numbness travelling into your legs and /or feet
  • Weakness of your leg muscles
  • Pain associated with loss of bladder or bowel control

Physio for Back Pain- Will it help me?

Hands on Physio treatment for back pain will vary according to cause of your back pain. In addition to soft tissue techniques and joint mobilisations, we may use dry needling for back pain, taping or bracing to support your spinal muscles, heat or ice therapy and suggestions for medications for reducing your pain and inflammation. Your back pain Physio may refer you for appointments for x-ray, CT scans or MRI to assist in diagnosing your back pain if required. We can liase directly with the radiologist for scans and or steroid injections. 

Back Conditions Treated 

  • Non-Specific Back Pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Degenerative Disc Disease 
  • Stiff Lumbar Joints 
  • Inflammatory Pain
  • Discogenic Back Pain including- 
  • Bulging Disc, Prolapsed Disc & Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Canal Stenosis  
  • Thoracic-Upper Back Pain 
  • Scoliosis
  • Coccyx Pain 
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Back Sprains and Strains
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Back Spasms
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Pregnancy related Back Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis 
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Enthesitis
  • Idiopathic Arthritis 
  • Spondyloarthropathies 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Flat Feet
  • Physiotherapy to prevent relapses and worsening of symptoms