Upper and Lower Back


Back pain and symptoms can have many causes and the onset may be sudden or gradual.  The intensity and nature of your symptoms can vary: from minor stiffness through to more significant symptoms that impact upon your work or daily activities.  Your back pain or symptoms could be related to a sudden traumatic injury, or may occur over time through poor posture, muscular weakness, or nerve tension.

We treat many types of back pain, including both ‘localised’ and ‘referred’.

Localised vertebral joint pain and symptoms will have their origin within your joints themselves.  This includes the discs, the localised nerves, and the ligaments and muscles directly attaching to the spine.  The spine is a complex series of small joints, muscles and nerves that must work harmoniously for normal movement and function.

Referred symptoms are often caused by abnormalities somewhere else in the spine, or from your pelvis, hips or shoulders. The onset can be directly related to physical factors such as abnormal posture, or changes in routine and physical activity.  Underlying factors include reduced mobility and stability around the spine, inadequate strength or nerve tension.  These factors play a significant role in repetitive activities including both sporting and lifestyle contexts, and sedentary or repetitive work.

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Our approach to upper and lower back treatment

Pure Physio are driven to achieve the gold standard of clinical care and best possible outcomes for your upper and lower back injuries or pain.  Our key point of difference is the value we place on the highest standards of physical rehabilitation for any presentation.


Upper and lower back conditions we treat

The great thing about a team approach is our Physiotherapists have an extensive range of specific skill sets.  Whatever the problem, our team is here to help. We can assist with:

  • pain of any nature in or around your upper and lower back (sharp, dull, deep, aching, burning).
  • disc injuries
  • muscular presentations
  • post-spinal fracture rehabilitation
  • acute traumatic injuries including car accidents or falls
  • overuse injury related to repetitive work
  • postural presentations
  • nerve pain in the spine, or radiating into the upper or lower limbs
  • sports injuries such as throwing or racquet sports, swimming, rowing, cycling
  • post-operative rehabilitation
  • lifestyle injuries caused by activities such as gardening, housekeeping, sewing, or looking after your kids
  • reduced mobility and stiffness
  • inability to complete your normal physical activities.
  • commencement of a new activity involving lifting, throwing or repetitive work

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