SEE EXPERIENCED SPORTS PhysiotherapISTS WHO CAN HELP YOU TO FIX YOUR LOWER Back, Rib Cage & Neck Pain.
The spinal column is one of the most important structures in the human body. It gives a solid base for all other skeletal structures to base themselves.
Without it, we would be a bundle of muscle, skin and bone resting on the ground!
The spine is one continuous column, generally divided up into 3 major areas: cervical spine (neck) thoracic spine (rib region) and lumbar spine (lower back).
Each region of the spinal column is susceptible to injury, which can occur acutely (whiplash, fall or lifting) or chronic (wear and tear, poor posture or overuse of repetitive motions).
On average, 80% of the population will be afflicted with some form of low back pain during their lifetime. For most, this is short term with minor consequences, though for some, this can become chronic and interupt their day-to-day life immensely.
At Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy, we assess and treat all forms of neck, rib, and low back pain.
Playing sport, going for a run, or hitting the gym, is not enjoyable with a sore lower or middle back.
There are many reasons why people have a sore back. Sometimes it is crystal clear of what the diagnosis is, and there is a clear path to recovery.
Sometimes people are unable to explain a clear diagnosis or reason for their pain, even with the best imaging and access to sports physiotherapists, sports doctors and spinal specialists. This is ok, and very common.
How is this possible you might ask?
Back pain is a complicated beast. It is not simply seeing an injured structure on a scan, and that gives a diagnosis.
Around 70% of normal people, with no low back pain, and no history of nasty back pain have significant disc bulges on MRI. How wild is that!
These people have absolutely no pain, no functional limitation, and their scans show 'damage'. It just goes to show that a scan is only 1 piece of the puzzle, not the be all and end all.
Often, scans are not even required when you've hurt your back.
As primary practitioners, your sports physiotherapist is highly trained in asking the right questions to get to the bottom or your neck or back pain.
Combining your medical history, with a professional and detailed clinical assessment, plus or minus any scans that are available, or are needed, allows for us to pull together a clear picture of the most likely diagnosis for your back or neck pain, and then formulate the best possible treatment plan to get you back in the gym, running or playing sport comfortably again.
Our team are experienced and see many 'second opinion' cases for sports spinal neck and back pain.
So if you have a fresh back or neck sports spinal injury, and need care, or even a second or third opinion, we'd be glad to assist you with premiere physiotherapy in Melbourne for low back and neck pain.