What causes back pain?

Low back pain is really common and can usually be readily fixed by Physiotherapy.

Acute low back pain can be caused by many factors such as:

  • Trauma (fall, car accident, lifting)
  • Muscle imbalances (postural issues)
  • Existing medical conditions
  • Rheumatological conditions

Injuries can happen when you do something new, different or strenuous, such as lifting heavy items or playing a new sport.

The pain may also occur because of a build-up of stress on the back that gradually turns into an injury.

Although serious causes of back pain are rare, it is important that you have your condition assessed by a qualified health professional such as a physiotherapist.

This is particularly important if your back pain is associated with other symptoms like fever, unexplained weight loss, pins and needles or numbness, or if your pain was caused by a high velocity trauma such as a car or sporting accident.

If you are experiencing back pain, get one of our experienced physiotherapists to assess your problem and get back on track.

Glenferrie Sports and Spinal Clinic is located in Hawthorn. Situated conveniently near public transport and with convenient parking it is central to Camberwell, Kew, Richmond, Toorak and Malvern.

For appointments call 03 9815 2555, or book online here

Posted by Matt
On 06 Nov 2015


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