Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies | How We Can Help

Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

back pain melbourneIf you are experiencing back pain, you are definitely not alone. Back pain is extremely common. In 2011, about one in seven Australians had reported experiencing back problems.

Most of our clients say their back pain comes on all of a sudden, but can resolve on it’s own. However, often back pain will reoccur and can become a chronic condition unless treated and maintained early.

Back pain can be an extremely painful experience and can negatively impact all aspects of your life. The good news is that there are many things you can do to treat and manage the pain. At Melbourne Natural Therapies we use myotherapy and remedial massage to treat the muscular aspects of your back pain and give you home stretches and exercises to maintain the benefits of treatment.

What causes back pain? |

Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

The causes of back pain can be numerous and in some cases peoples back pain can be caused by multiple issues arising at the same time. In the majority of cases the pain is caused by a simple strain to the soft tissues and is not the result of serious damage to the spine.

Lifestyle Factors | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

  • poor posture
  • repetitive or heavy lifting (manual handling)
  • not getting enough regular physical activity (being sedentary).

Health Issues | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

  • spinal stenosis
  • sciatica
  • arthritis
  • ankylosing spondylitis.
  • osteoporosis.

Symptoms Of Back Pain | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

Back pain can happen anywhere from the the shoulders to the base of the spine. Sometimes pain can also refer down the legs. in many of our patients cases there is also a restriction of range of motion affecting their day to say lives, sitting, walking, playing sports and working.

What’s Causing It | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

Our remedial massage therapists and myotherapists will get certain details about your back pain, including:

  • Anything at the time the pain started that may have caused it
  • If you have had similar or the same pain before
  • Things during your day or week that aggravate the pain
  • Things during your day or week that reduce the symptoms

If we are concerned that the pain is more serious we may refer you for scans. However these days we find with many cases of back pain medical imaging such as x-rays, CT or MRI scans are not useful and don’t change the way we treat your pain.

Treating The Pain | Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies

Most cases of back pain resolve pretty quickly with treatment and stretch/exercise. Also using pain relievers or inflammatories and keeping active can help reduce the pain and get you back to normal life.

There is a lot of evidence these days showing that people who stay active and at work recover more quickly and positively. By working closely with your therapists and your employer you can recover quickly and also reduce the impact on your life overall.


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