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Improve Back Pain With Quality Care

Back pain is extremely common and can seem like an incurable issue for many people. However, it does not have to be something you put up with without support. 


At Eastside Physio + Co, we are dedicated to providing a holistic and personalised approach to improving your pain, mobility, and function, so you can get back to your best. Alongside comprehensive hands-on treatment for pain relief, we deliver care that incorporates rehabilitation, education, prevention methods, and self-management strategies tailored to your needs and goals.  


We understand how limiting back pain can be. From minimising the amount of exercise you can take part in, to forcing you to take days off work, it can be frustrating and inconvenient.  That is why we are determined to support those in need.

What is Back Pain?

Back pain is a prevalent condition and a common cause of a decreased ability to manage work, family, and personal commitments. The experience of back pain can vary significantly from person to person and can manifest in any region of your back, such as the lower back, upper back, or the entire spine.  Back pain can be mild, disabling, acute, chronic, intermittent, or ongoing.


Pain is complex and there are a number of reasons why you may experience back pain. The relevant treatment for you greatly depends on what is the cause of your issue. Due to the complex nature of back pain, seeking professional assistance is often necessary. Healthcare providers, such as our experienced and friendly physiotherapists at Eastside Physio + Co, can perform thorough evaluations, diagnose the underlying causes, and recommend appropriate treatment plan. Our expertise can be crucial in providing relief, managing chronic conditions, and improving overall well-being when you suffer back pain.

Back Pain Symptoms

Your back consists of a complex array of nerves, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, joints, and bones, so symptoms can vary greatly depending on what type of tissue is affected. They may come on slowly over time or begin suddenly after an acute event, such as a lifting injury. The presentation of the issue can also vary greatly from one person to another, even if similar factors cause it.


Symptoms of back pain may include elements such as:


  • Dull aching.

  • Sharp, shooting pain.

  • Burning pain.

  • Stiffness and muscle tightness.

  • Spasms.

  • Weakness.

  • Reduced mobility.

  • Pain, numbness, pins and needles, and tingling in the area and/or radiating down to the buttocks, legs, or feet.


Other symptoms may accompany back pain depending on the cause.  There are some extremely rare, but very dangerous conditions which can cause back pain.  Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing loss of bladder/bowel control, sudden and severe weakness in both legs, or tingling/loss of sensation in the “saddle” area (everything that would come into contact with a saddle when sitting).

Back Pain Treatments

At Eastside Physio + Co, we provide a comprehensive assessment and tailor a detailed treatment plan that is based on your injury and target outcomes. The physiotherapy approach we employ will take into consideration the cause, type, duration, and intensity of your back pain.

Some physiotherapy techniques and methods we may use in your treatment include:

  • Manual therapy, including options such as manipulation and massage.

  • Prescription of specific exercises and stretches.

  • Referral for imaging such as X-ray, diagnostic ultrasound, MRI etc.

  • Shockwave therapy.

  • Advice for how to best self-manage pain flares.

  • Development of a rehabilitation program.

  • Strapping and bracing.

  • Clinical or Mat Pilates.

  • Post-operative care after surgery.

  • Liaising with your doctor/specialist to discuss pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications if required.

Back Pain Frequently Asked Questions

Who gets back pain?

People of all ages, genders, and lifestyles can deal with back pain at some point. Factors that may increase your chance of back pain include being overweight, leading a sedentary life, older age, and having a job or hobby that involves activities such as pushing and heavy lifting.


Why choose Eastside Physio + Co for back pain treatment? 

We are a compassionate, experienced, and highly qualified team of physiotherapists who are passionate about getting our patients back to the activities they need and want to do. Our focus is on you as an individual and we develop your care with this at the forefront. Our physios are trained to accurately assess and diagnose back injuries and provide treatment options that are scientifically proven to help you recover.


We are committed to supporting East Melbourne clients from a range of suburbs including Surrey Hills, Ashwood, Ashburton, Auburn, Balwyn, Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Doncaster and Hawthorn.

Causes of Back Pain

There are many reasons why you may suffer from back pain. These may include causes such as:

  • Sporting Injury

  • Sciatica

  • Spinal Instability

  • Overloading the spine and repetitive movements

  • Referred pain

  • Infection

  • Stress Fractures

  • Bulging, degenerating, or damaged disc

  • Scoliosis

  • Psychological Factors

  • Spondylosis

  • Myofascial or Joint Issues

  • Cancer or Tumor

  • SIJ Dysfunction

  • Posture related

  • Facet Dysfunction

  • Age-related or "wear and tear"

  • Inflamed or Impinged nerve

  • Post-surgery factors

  • Fractures

  • Arthritis and Stenosis

Visit Eastside Physio + Co For Back Pain

Back pain can have significant negative effects on your quality of life. Due to its complex nature, it can often be highly beneficial to seek professional guidance and assistance to improve the underlying factors and prevent complications and the reoccurrence of the issue. 


Our physiotherapy team at Eastside Physio + Co is committed to gaining a clear understanding of your concerns and limitations, identifying the best course of action relevant to you, and providing high-quality care to support you regain your comfort and function.


If you are experiencing back pain, no matter the intensity, duration, type, or cause, please contact our friendly team to organise an appointment so that we can begin to assist you.

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