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Physio for Spine, Neck & Back Pain
The spine is an extremely important and complex structure that consists of bones called vertebrae; providing support for the entire body and keeping us upright.
The spine is divided up into three sections: cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (rib area) and lumbar spine (lower back).
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Support for the Entire Body
Each section is unfortunately susceptible to injury; acute or chronic (wear and tear, poor posture, overuse or repetitive motions).
Each vertebra is protected by ‘shock absorbers’ known as discs that gives your spine its movement and flexibility, yet very commonly injured.
At Australian Sports Physiotherapy, our experienced physiotherapists specialise in the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of all spinal injuries by providing physiotherapy for neck, rib area and lower back.
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Types of Spine, Neck and Back Injuries
There are different types of injuries that can affect your spine, neck and back. Here are some of them:
Sprains and Strains: These are the most common injuries and are caused by overstretching or tearing the muscles or ligaments in the back.
Herniated Disc: The spinal discs act as cushions between the vertebrae, and when one of them slips out of place, it can press on the nerves and cause pain and numbness.
Sciatica: This occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the legs, becomes compressed or irritated, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling.
Whiplash: A neck injury that happens when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward, causing strain on the neck muscles and ligaments.
Scoliosis: This is a sideways curvature of the spine that can cause pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to breathing difficulties and heart problems.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spine, Neck and Back Physiotherapy
What is the main goal of physiotherapy for spine, neck, and back injuries?
The main goal of physiotherapy is to help reduce pain and improve movement in the affected area. The treatment may involve exercises, manual therapy, and education on proper posture and body mechanics.
Can physiotherapy help with herniated discs?
Yes, physiotherapy can help with herniated discs. Treatment may include exercises to strengthen the back muscles and improve flexibility, as well as manual therapy to relieve pressure on the affected disc.
Is surgery always necessary for spine, neck, and back injuries?
No, surgery is not always necessary. In fact, many spine, neck, and back injuries can be treated with conservative measures, such as physiotherapy.
How long does it take to recover from a spine, neck, or back injury?
The length of recovery time varies depending on the type and severity of the injury. With proper treatment, most people can expect to see improvement within a few weeks to a few months.
Can physiotherapy prevent future spine, neck, and back injuries?
Yes, physiotherapy can help prevent future injuries by improving strength, flexibility, and posture, and by teaching proper body mechanics.
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The Importance of Seeking Treatment for Spine, Neck and Back Injuries
Injuries to the spine, neck, and back can have serious consequences and can impact your daily life in many ways. Seeking treatment from a qualified Melbourne sports physiotherapist as soon as possible is essential to ensure the best possible outcome for your injury.
Early intervention is critical in preventing a minor injury from becoming a more serious one. Delaying treatment can lead to chronic pain, reduced mobility, and an increased risk of further injuries.
At Australian Sports Physiotherapy, we understand that every individual is unique, and every injury requires a personalised treatment plan. Our experienced sports physio for back injury, spine injury and neck injury will work closely with you to design a comprehensive treatment program tailored to your specific needs.
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