Four out of five people will suffer from spinal pain at some stage in their lives, with some experiencing recurrent or chronic symptoms, affecting the neck, thorax and lower back regions.
CAUSES OF PAIN
The causes of spinal pain are many and varied often involving trauma, poor posture, weak core stability
or repetitive strain. Whiplash, headaches, spondylosis, “sciatica” and disc degeneration are some of the common conditions.
NECK AND BACK PHYSIOTHERAPY
A considerable body of scientific evidence advocates the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions in the management of acute and chronic spinal pain. Spinal manipulative therapy and specific therapeutic exercise
prescribed by skilled physiotherapists have been shown to improve patient outcome.
The Aims of treatment are to relieve pain, improve spinal alignment, restore normal movement, maximise postural and strength and return the patient to full function in their daily living. Strategies to accelerate your recovery and prevent further injury are prescribed through a self management program. During your consultation, your physiotherapist will thoroughly evaluate your problem, formulate a diagnosis and tailor a treatment program specific to your personal needs. The physiotherapists at Milltown Physiotherapy integrate clinical expertise with evidence-based research in the assessment and management of spinal disorders.