Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common causes of disability affecting up to 80% of people at some point in their lives.

Back pain can be caused by a number of different structures within the body, most commonly involving muscles, joints, intervertebral discs and nerves.

The symptoms felt from back pain will vary depending on which structures are involved.  Common symptoms include localized back pain, stiffness, muscle spasm and restricted range of motion.  Referred neural symptoms such as numbness and pins and needles may also be felt down the legs.

There are a number of treatment options for low back pain which include soft tissue massage techniques, joint mobilization, dry needling, electrotherapy, heat, postural taping, postural education, hydrotherapy, Pilates and a specifically designed range of motion and abdominal strengthening program.