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Back & Neck (Spinal) Pain

The spine  

is the vertebrae (bones) of your spine, in addition to the intevertebral disc between each bone, the supporting ligaments and muscles. It is continuous, but known as 3 sections. Your cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper back) and lumber spine (lower back).

The spine loves movement and so is vulnerable to pain due to sustained positions (e.g prolonged sitting or standing). 

Common symptoms:

  • Sharp pain or ache in any area of your spine

  • Pain getting up from sitting

  • Stiffness/tightness

  • Sciatica - pain referring down a leg

Your Physio will complete a detailed assessment to ascertain the cause of your pain. They will also will address any contributing factors, to reduce any risk of your pain returning. Our team will then design an individualised treatment plan for you which may include a rehabilitation/exercise program and treatment methods such as soft tissue therapy, stretching, dry needling and mobilisation. All rehabilitation programs are very flexible to suits your goals, needs and budget. See our membership models for some of the options. Rehabilitation can also be completed by you independently at home, if this is preferred.

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Common causes of spinal pain

  • Facet Joint Sprain/Stiffness/Inflammation

  • Intevertebral Disc Inflammation/Bulge

  • Muscle Spasm/Tightness

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Costo-vertebral Sprain

Steps to take

1. Gain understanding as to what structure is involved and what the contributing factors are

2. Exercise your spine regularly

Appropriate exercise and stretching can increase strength, flexibility & function, which will help both in the short and long term

3. Beneficial exercises for most spinal issues (do not complete these if you have pain or discomfort during)

  • Book Opener Stretch

  • Pelvic Tilts

  • Glute Bridges

See our Your Tube Channel for exercise demonstrations: https://www.youtube.com/@barwonsportsphysiotherapy3640

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 How do you book an appointment? 

Call us on 

03 5278 1121

Visit us

30 Bellerine St, Geelong OR

Shop 6, 57 Thompson Road 

Belmont

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