Back or Spine

The Back and Spine can suffer a variety of pain and injuries. Here are the most frequently asked questions. For further information and to book an appointment to treat your spine and torso pain or injury, call us on 97839990.

Common Issues

Lower back pain

Back pain of any kind can be debilitating. Whether it’s from a specific injury or simply day-to-day habits taking their toll, it’s never ideal to be in pain. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Scheuermanns disease

Scheuermann's disease is technically not a disease of the spine, rather than a condition that effects the growing patterns of the Thoracic Spine.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that results in a curve or a deviation in the spine, Detectopm and follow up is essential to commence an immediate postural program as well as strengthening

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Sciatica

Sciatica is pain that radiates or refers into your leg usually as a result of a lower back problem. Sciatica may appear to run down the whole leg or appear in specific parts of your leg and requires a thorough assessment to identify its cause.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) is the joint where the sacrum (area below the lumbar spine) meets the pelvis. We each have a left and a right Sacroiliac Joint and these joints help to support the weight of the upper body, transferring forces through to the lower limbs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will Lower Back Pain Last?

With early intervention from the qualified practitioners at The Sports Injury Clinic and a specific treatment plan, most cases of Lower Back Pain, no matter how severe, resolve within six weeks.

How can I manage Sciatica?

Rest from aggravating activities including prolonged sitting, taping from your Physiotherapist to improve your spines posture and an assessment from a qualified Physiotherapist at The Sports Injury Clinic

What is Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain?

The Sacroiliac Joint is the joint where the sacrum (area below the lumbar spine) meets the pelvis. They are strong weight bearing joints with irregular edges that help lock the joints together like a wedge, preventing much movement within the joint. Sacroiliac Joint Pain is often caused by the compression or repetitive loading of the strong ligaments that help hold the joints together. Pain can be caused by inflammation or bruising of the ligaments or joint capsule, interference to the nerves around the joint or muscle dysfunction.

Whas is the cause of Low Back Pain?

Lower back pain can come from many sources but typically arises from facet joints and the soft tissues that surround and support your lumbar spine. The area of the spine that takes the most load from movement and activity is the lower back, or lumbar region. This consists of five relatively large vertebrae and discs. The discs cushioning these vertebrae can bulge, tear and decrease in height due to repeated bending or prolonged sitting and can result in Lower Back pain for ‘no apparent reason’ or can occur in acute sudden episodes.

What Is The Treatment For Back Pain?

Evidence suggests that staying active with even acute back pain gives you better long term results. You will not be harming your back if you stick to the recommendations given from your Physiotherapist. We also recommend using a lumbar support when sitting and taping from your Physiotherapist. Contact us on 97839990 for an appointment.

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