Struggling With Back Pain? You’re Not Alone.
Too many of us are dismissing our back aches. Sometimes, you might have just slept strangely or overworked yourself. However, regularly noticing back pain may be a sign that something bigger is at play. The longer you let it go without examination, the more you risk letting this injury or condition worsen. As such, it’s important to seek help early to give yourself the best chance of a long, healthy, and mobile future.
What is Back Pain?
Sometimes, however, the pain can be severe and, at times, debilitating — impacting everyday functions such as exercise and work.
One common cause of back pain is a disc bulge or herniation, known also as a ‘slipped disc’. Severe cases of back pain are frequently due to disc herniations and bulges, which are often able to be treated with rest, pain relief medications or treatments, and physical therapy. Other common causes of back pain can be regular heavy lifting or manual labour, not getting enough physical activity, poor posture, muscle tension, and being overweight.
Back Pain Symptoms
With so many different conditions that may be causing back pain, symptoms can vary significantly from person to person. Some may find that their pain is localised to one specific spot, while others may find the pain more general and spread over their entire back. Intensity levels can vary as well, and specific symptoms may depend on the condition or injury that has led to your back pain.
Sometimes, people may find that their pain extends to other areas of the body. This may include the legs, abdomen, or buttocks, even if it all stems from an issue in the back.
Some other common symptoms that may be related to your back pain include:
Feeling stiff in the morning
Back Pain Treatments
Clinical myotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis, and ongoing management of many different injuries and conditions. This therapy is often used to manage pain and rehabilitate muscle pain and associated soft tissue problems. Myotherapy is hands-on and holistic, focusing on your overall health to help your back pain in the long term.
Exercise physiology is a treatment that aims to allow you to benefit from a physiologist’s extensive understanding of the human body and how exercise may impact your back pain. With a personalised prescription of exercises and monitoring of performance, you may rehabilitate your body to support your back pain. The aim is to relieve pain, improve mobility and functionality, and manage acute and chronic back pain.
When performed by qualified and experienced therapists, remedial massage techniques may be used to increase mobility and functionality. By helping to restore and repair musculoskeletal issues, remedial therapy may assist with decreasing pain, stiffness, and tension resulting from back problems.
Your body is an intricate system of structures and functions, all closely knit together and relying on one another to work properly. Back problems may be connected to issues in the feet and lower limbs. If your back pain is related to issues with your gait or legs, or if your symptoms are affecting your feet, then a podiatrist may be able to offer crucial support.
Your Back Pain Questions Answered
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Why Choose Modern Medicine?
Make a Booking with Modern Medicine to Get to the Bottom of Your Back Pain
Listen to your body. Even minor aches and pains in your back may be your body’s way of telling you that something more serious is going on. If you’re ready to get to the root cause of your back pain and explore potential treatment options, Ballarat’s Modern Medicine is ready to help. With our compassionate and dedicated team, you can trust in the personalised care options we provide. And it all starts with a booking! Make a booking with us to discuss your back pain today.