Conditions – Back Pain

Due to the harm that back pain can cause muscles, ligaments and bones , it can have long-term health implications.

Chronic pain brought on by persistent back pain can lower a person’s quality of life and make them less active and more sedentary. Chronic back discomfort can also result in muscular imbalances, which can in turn contribute to further problems like poor posture, a restricted range of motion, and unstable joints.

The experienced team at Purpose Physiotherapy (located in Woonona and Thirroul) can help with the following conditions:

  • Vertebrae misalignment
  • Degeneration Facet
  • Sciatica & Nerve pain
  • SIJ and pelvis pain
  • Postural pain Scoliosis
  • Postsurgery rehab
  • Joint pain
  • Disc problems
physiotherapist guiding a rehab session

At Purpose Physiotherapy, our team of physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are committed to providing the best care for your back pain.

The Purpose approach includes:

  1. A comprehensive assessment to identify the diagnosis and root causes, tests and measurements to monitor progress
  2. A holistic view of your overall body health and posture
  3. A treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals. The plan may include massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, Pilates, core strength and movement retraining.

We strive to get you back to the activities you enjoy quickly and keep you better in the long-term. Moving with Purpose and living with Purpose.

Back Pain FAQ's

  • The central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord, can begin to believe that chronic pain —defined as pain that lasts longer than three months — is normal.
  • The more your brain begins to believe this, the more tense and hypersensitive your nervous system becomes; as a result, you may begin to expect pain and link it to particular behaviours.
  • This does not have to be the case however, and physiotherapists are excellent at recognising that your back is hyper-sensitive and can provide you with a guided approach to assist you in managing the discomfort.
  • Back discomfort can last a long time if it is not treated.
  • First of all, it may entail a protracted period of decreased activity, which may have an impact on mental and physical well-being.
  • Additionally, it may have an impact on other body regions, causing pain in other sections of the body in addition to the back.
  • Aching or stiffness in the lower, middle or upper back
  • Pain that radiates down your legs
  • Sharp, stabbing pain
  • Difficulty standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time
  • Muscle spasms or tightness
  • Weakness or numbness in your legs or feet
  • Difficulty bending or twisting
  • Pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, cough or sneeze.
  • Sciatica is a type of back pain that affects the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It is caused by compression or irritation of the nerve, which can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected area.
  • Sciatica can be caused by a number of conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or Piriformis Syndrome.
  • Physiotherapists can provide advice and guidance on how to move safely, as well as how to modify activities or posture to reduce pain and improve function.
  • They can also provide manual therapy such as joint mobilizations or massage to reduce tightness and stiffness, and provide exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the spine.
  • Physiotherapy can also help with relaxation techniques, such as breathing and mindfulness exercises, to help manage pain and stress.