Back Pain at Wisdom Physio Claremont

At Wisdom Physio our team has extensive experience in treating low back pain both acute and chronic conditions. The lower back is a complex structure comprising interconnecting bones, discs, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles, all of which work together to provide a stable, flexible, and strong base of support for the body. Due to its complex nature, this structure is susceptible to injury and pain.

Lower back pain can manifest in several ways, depending on its underlying cause. Symptoms may include a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Pain may be localised in the back or radiate into the buttocks, groin, legs, or feet. You may also experience pins and needles, numbness, or paraesthesia in the buttocks, legs, or feet. Certain postures such as prolonged sitting or standing, or movement such as walking or transitioning from sitting to standing, can worsen the pain.

The source of low back pain is commonly:

  1. Muscle – muscle tissue pain may be a result of muscle strains, muscle spasm, and muscle imbalances
  2. Ligament sprains
  3. Joint pain is often a result of facet joint irritation, stiffness or dysfunction.
  4. Bulging discs, herniated discs or degenerate disc disease can all contribute commonly to radicular pain where nerve tissue is irritated or impinged. Discogenic pain can also cause muscle spasm and associated facet joint irritation.

Other sources of pain may include lumbar spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, infection, tumours, deformity/fractures, osteoporosis, inflammatory conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis. Lower back pain may also be a secondary pain related to medical conditions in organs of the body such as kidney or pancreas.

To make an appointment with one of our experienced back pain Physiotherapists, click here to book online or call us at our Claremont clinic (08) 9384 1555 or Nedlands clinic (08) 6389 2947.

Physiotherapy Treatment

Lower back pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition. While some cases may resolve on their own, physiotherapy can be a valuable tool to speed up the recovery process, alleviate pain, and improve mobility and function.

Our Physiotherapists will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your musculoskeletal injury to determine the root cause of your pain. Once this is determined, they will develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses symptom relief, your goals and a long-term plan. Short-term goals may include:

  • reduce your pain and inflammation
  • promote healing
  • restore range of motion and strength
  • improve your function.

Additionally, long-term goals are to help you achieve full function in your daily activities and prevent future occurrences of pain. Our team will provide you with:

  • a better understanding of your body structures and how they contribute to your pain
  • guidance on how to manage your current episode and prevent future issues
  • develop an ongoing exercise program to reduce the risk of recurrence
  • ensure your continued progress

Hands-on treatment may include: 

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Neural mobilisation
  • De-loading taping techniques and postural supports
  • Dry needling
  • Stretching (both passive and active)
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Advice on recommended positions and postures at home and during work
  • Optimising work station positions and manual handling techniques.

Stretching and specific strengthening exercises will speed up recovery from acute lower back pain by regaining the range of motion and strengthening the back and abdominal muscles. Exercise prescription takes into account the diagnosis and your clinical presentation. Depending on your muscle recruitment pattern, the physiotherapist will prescribe the best exercises for you. We find this is best done under our guidance in our Clinical Pilates studio.

So don’t put up with back pain, be proactive in your recovery and seek the expert advice from Wisdom Physiotherapy, we are here and can help!

At Wisdom Physiotherapy Claremont & Nedlands we treat the cause of your back pain and also help to prevent recurrent episodes. Make an appointment today and get some relief.

Call (08) 6389 2947 (Nedlands clinic) or (08) 9384 1555 (Claremont clinic) or click here to book online.