Lower back pain is experienced by approximately 80% of the population. It can range in severity from debilitating pain, to mild symptoms of aching and stiffness. Lower back pain can be the consequence of many things including:
Incorrect bending/lifting techniques
Sciatica is commonly due to disc injuries, though can also be the result of muscular compression of the sciatic nerve, or degenerative/arthritic changes in the lower back. Symptoms can include
Lower back pain
Pins and needles
Leg and foot muscular weakness
Neck pain can be due to daily stresses and strains causing a build up of tension, or due to acute injury.
Common causes of neck pain include:
Prolonged computer and device use
Pillow not suited
Headaches can be the result of neck, shoulder, or upper back tension. This can result in pain referring into the head. Tension headaches are the most common cause of headaches . Areas that will be assessed for treatment include:
Upper back / Thoracic Spine
TMJ / Jaw
Disc injuries can cause pain as well as nerve irritation or compression. Bending and lifting can cause disc injuries, however something as simple as sitting for prolonged periods can also damage you discs over time. We can asses the severity of your condition to determine the treatment options, as well as refer for X-rays or MRI imaging if clinically necessary.
Knee injuries can arise from trauma and sporting injuries, or as the result of poor mechanics due to muscular and joint tension. Knee injuries we can assist with include ligament sprains and tears, cartilage and meniscal injuries, and patella (knee cap) tracking problems. In addition, mobility issues due to osteoarthritis can often be managed and maintained through treatment and specific exercise.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involves compression of the median nerve in your wrist. It is usually the result of repetitive strain from overuse. Common causes include computer work and manual labour. Conservative treatment is recommended before more invasive procedures to release nerve pressure.
Our practitioners have worked closely with sporting teams, and can asses and treat your injuries. Along with comprehensive examination and treatment, you will be given a personalised video based active rehabilitation exercise program to aid in speeding up your recovery.