Back Pain Melbourne Natural Therapies | How We Can Help

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) | What Is It?

Those who are new to the fitness world might not be familiar with the term delayed onset muscle soreness aka

Arthritis Symptoms And How To Treat Them

Although ‘arthritis’ is a common term that we hear in our daily lives, most of us don’t know much about

Preventing Upper Back Pain | Upper Back Stretch

Pain in the mid to upper back can be caused by a multitude of reasons; desk work; poor posture; exercise; injury and more besides. Your remedial massage therapist will be able to provide massage to the problem areas and help to discover the cause.

What Are Knots?

Muscle knots aka myofascial trigger points (MTPs) are painful small bundles of muscle fibres within a muscle that are unable

What Is Scoliosis And How Can I Manage The Pain?

How Exercises & Myotherapy Can Alleviate the Pain The spine, also termed as "vertebral column" or "backbone" is our body's

Pilates Roll Down | Back Stretch For Extensor Muscle Group

This is a great stretch to do several times a day to relieve tightness in the back at any level of the spine and to bring an awareness of posture, balance and core control.

What’s The Difference Between Acute And Chronic Pain?

Pain is an uncomfortable, unpleasant sensation generally indicating injury or an issue with the body. It involves a complex interaction

Cat Cow Stretch | Great For Relieving Back And Shoulder Tension

The cat cow stretch is a slow gentle movement through 2 poses that helps with flexibility in the back, neck and shoulders.

Treatment For Desk Injuries | What Are The Options?

A significant percentage of medical conditions such as nerve disorders, muscle disorders, and tendon disorders prevalent in today’s workplaces can

Remedial Massage For Office Workers

Working long, tiring hours at a desk can be a potential source of the intense pain including, headaches, migraines, shoulder

Cupping Therapy For Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is the common term used to describe a medical condition known as “adhesive capsulitis” in which the connective

Myotherapy For Back Pain | A Safe Treatment Option

What is Lower Back Pain (LBP) Lower back pain (LBP) also referred to as lumbago is characterised by a sudden

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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