Regardless of age or gender, 80 per cent of the population will suffer from back pain & injury at some time in their life. 99% of all lower back injuries are musculoskeletal strains, most often caused by poor posture, overuse or trauma.
As one of the leading injury clinics in the northern suburbs; our team provide care to those in Doreen, Epping & surrounding areas including Mill Park, Yan Yean, Hurstbridge, Yarrambat, Mernda, Whittlesea & South Morang.
We aim treat your back injury or pain as effectively and efficiently as possible, being conveniently located in Doreen. Our team of allied health professionals including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists & Podiatrists offer professional care to address the source of your problem and pain.
Back pain is an extremely common condition with up to 80% of the population experiencing back pain at some time during the lives. Although the underlying pathology of low back pain is usually not serious, with the vast majority of patients recovering within 6 weeks, it is a significant cause of pain in the community and can have a considerable impact on people’s day to day lives.
Back pain can originate from nerves, muscles, joints, bones or other structures in the spine. There are different types of back pain such as acute pain, chronic pain, and neuropathic pain.
Acute pain can last up to six months or is pain that is directly related to tissue damage. The longer the pain goes for the more susceptible it is to developing into chronic pain. Acute back pain is often caused by a sudden injury, such as lifting a heavy object or taking a fall. It typically goes away on its own within a few days or weeks. However, if the pain is severe or persists for more than a few weeks, you may need further treatment.
Chronic back pain is defined as pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer, even after an initial injury or cause has been treated. Chronic back pain often requires a more comprehensive treatment approach than acute pain. Chronic pain can be due to an injury. Structural spine conditions such as degenerative disc disease can cause ongoing pain until successfully treated.
Chronic pain can be influenced by ongoing pain signal input to the nervous system, lack of exercise, person’s perception of the pain and depression and anxiety.
Neuropathic pain is usually unrelated to the original injury or condition and certain nerves send out pain messages to the brain even though there is no ongoing message.
Back pain treatment options include physical therapy, exercises, splints or braces and lifestyle changes. If your experiencing back pain call our clinic today and book in to see our professionals as soon as possible.
Back pain is a common problem that can cause a great deal of discomfort. There are many different potential causes of back pain, and it can be difficult to determine the exact source of the pain. However, there are some general symptoms that are often associated with back pain. These include: