Back and Neck Pain Physio
Back and Neck Pain Physio

BACK AND NECK PAIN

Guided Rehabilitation to Alleviate Back & Neck Pain and Improve Your Quality of Life

Chronic Back and Neck pain can wreak havoc on the lives of people. The constant pain not only prevents a person from living a fulfilling life but even sends them into a state of despair. What’s even more shocking is that roughly 4 million Australians suffer from back or neck pain and 90% of all people experience these pains at least once in their lifetime. But things can be different.

Above and Beyond Physiotherapy Can Make a difference!

What Causes Neck and Back Pain?

The causes of back and neck pain are numerous. Some of the common causes are:

  • Improperly treated injury
  • Permanent damage from an injury
  • Internal sprain or muscle cramps
  • Trauma from lifting heavy objects
  • Whiplash
  • General aging

Some of the more severe causes of back and neck sprain include:

  • Slipped discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative spines
  • Joint, nerve, or ligament damage

Apart from these, there are several other causes of back and neck pain. However, the incidences of severe medical problems like spinal injury leading to chronic back and neck pain are quite rare. In most cases, the root cause is something easily manageable like a muscle or a ligament sprain.

Back and Neck Pain Treatments, Designed for You

Our primary objective when treating your back or neck pain is to bring you lasting relief from the pain and to prevent any permanent damage by the causes of the pain.

Back and neck pain come in two forms – acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain lasts for only a few days or weeks, while chronic pain persists over multiple episodes with bouts of relief between them. In either case, it is critical to identify the cause of the pain and then address it effectively. Also, early treatment can prevent both forms of pain from leaving any lasting physical or psychological impact on you.

Our physiotherapist will diagnose your condition and advise you on the right mode of treatment to manage and cure your back pain. They might employ multiple proven techniques to alleviate your pain, improve your physical posture, and expedite your recovery. These include:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Heat treatment
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques

The Pain-Activity Paradox

Severe back and neck pain can make it an excruciating experience to perform even the routine activities. However, if you think that a few weeks of bed rest can bring you relief, then you are gravely mistaken. Inactivity can exacerbate your condition even further. Therefore, it is critical to manage your pain with meticulously designed activities and embark on the quickest path to recovery.

Our experts can tailor an exercise regimen that will accelerate your recovery process and eliminate the pain.

Efficacy of Painkillers and Anti-inflammatories

Painkillers are temporary fixes. No doubt they offer great relief when you are frustrated by the intense pain, but they shouldn’t become your go-to solution for back and neck pain. You must seek professional therapy to address the pain. If you absolutely require pain management remedies, then you must consult your doctor. They will advise you on the right pain-relief medication. We strongly recommend against using OTC painkillers.

Scanning and Imaging

In most cases, the cause of back and neck pain is something innocuous. So, scanning or imaging is usually not required but may be conducted to eliminate potentially hidden problems. When a medical symptom necessitates a scan, it will be performed under the guidance of a consultant. In such cases too, the occurrence of any serious problem is extremely rare.

If you have any questions, you can always reach us at Above and Beyond Physiotherapy, and we would be happy to clarify your doubts.