Back Pain & Injury Treatment In Glen Iris

IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

Common Back Pain Conditions We Treat:

  • Chronic Back Pain

  • Low Back And Upper Back Pain

  • Back Muscle Sprain and Strains

  • Sciatica

  • “Slipped Disc” – Disc Prolapse. Disc Buldge. Disc Herniation

  • Spondylosis. Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis, Sacro-Iliac Joint (SIJ) Dysfunction

There is more to back pain than just physical symptoms! It has an emotional toll as well. And if left untreated may lead to serious health problems. Pain can interfere with sleep and may even lead to depression*  

Don’t become a statistic. It’s time to pick up the phone and ask us for help. 

ARE YOU CONSTANTLY TAKING BACK PAIN MEDICATION?

When you know what time it is because your back pain tells you it’s time for more pain medication, it’s time to look for a better solution. Masking your pain with anti inflammatories, ibuprofen and Panadol is not a solution – it’s a band aid. 

NOT GETTING LASING RESULTS? 

As Osteopath’s we often see patients who have tried other modalities. Unfortunately, when the substandard recipe and substandard treatment is applied to all people, that’s exactly what you get, substandard results!!

+ Our Osteopaths take the time to get to know you.
+ Always allocating our full undivided attention to you.
+ We assess, diagnose, and implement treatments specific to you
+ Our Goal? Long-lasting results, not just symptomatic relief.

Back Pain Glen Iris
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WHERE IS YOUR BACK PAIN COMING FROM?

Have you been given a diagnosis you don’t understand? Or worse yet, not been given a diagnosis at all.

  • We pride ourselves on finding the CAUSE of your pain, and not treating the symptoms. 
  • Our Osteopaths ALWAYS ensure you fully understand your condition,  in words you can understand.
  • You will leave with a crystal clear management plan., Your roadmap to recovery. 

Back pain is debilitating! Don’t suffer any longer.  Book in TODAY! 

WHY CHOOSE US?

  1. We get you back doing the things you love, FASTER! That’s what our treatments are designed to do.
  2. Our team aims to reduce pain and restore normal function with a dynamic, functional and science based approach.
  3. Innovative Treatments! We combine the latests techniques with proven practices and an unmatched wealth of experience.

CAT COW – Spinal Mobility

Single-Leg Bridge – Balance and Co-ordination

DEADLIFT For A Stronger Back 

Want More Information About Your Back Pain?

Regardless of age and gender, unfortunately, approximately 80% of the population will experience Back Pain at some point in their lives.

Where Can My Back Pain Be Coming From?

  • Spinal Disc’s – Often INCORRECTLY referred to as a “slipped disc”. Note: THESE DO NOT SLIP. They can bulge outwards. Irritating other structures such as spinal nerves. 
  • Facet Joint – A medical term for a spinal joint. These are responsible for all our movements. Irritation to the capsule, ligaments, or cartilage can result in pain and an altered range of motion.
  • Muscle, Ligament, or Tendon:  Sprain. Strains and Spasm.
  • Degenerative joint and/or disc disease: Known as Spondylosis. This describes age-related wear and tear of the spinal joints and/or discs.
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction – The joint between the hip and Sacrum. Often aggravated by sit to stand movements.
  • Spondylolisthesis – Forwards or backward slippage of the spinal bones. 
  • Spinal stenosis – A narrowing of the space within the spine. Usually as a result of degeneration.
  • OTHER: these are just a few of the causes. We dedicate a full hour in your initial session so we can find YOUR cause and establish a treatment and management plan. 

What Can Cause Back Pain?

The short answer is everything and anything. Sometimes it is a slow build-up. NOT the fact you bent over to pick up a pen or sneezed. This is more just the straw that broke the camel’s back! Here is a list of activities which MAY cause back pain:

  • Heavy lifting with poor technique – Gym – Garden – moving house!
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor sleeping posture
  • Poor flexibility
  • Compensation Patterns
  • Prolonged sitting, standing or lying
  • Hormones – Such as during the menstrual cycle.
  • Pregnancy
  • Playing Sports – impact trauma – Fracture
  • Poor footwear
  • Referral – Hip,  knee, lower limb, upper back
  • Infection
  • Tumour

What Can YOU Do?

  • MOVE: staying sedentary will just prolong your pain.
  • Participate in light exercise – walk, swim cycle
  • Maintain your hydration levels
  • Wear good quality supportive footwear.
  • Change position regularly – DON’T wait for the pain to alert you to move.
  • Ergonomics – Your works station, car, and bed (sleeping posture) – assess the places where you spend most of your time – and ensure your posture is sound.
  • Get STRONG – having good muscular support will always be of benefit.
  • Seek early intervention. Don’t just think it will go away, Get the CAUSE treated – with long term strategies to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Ease into Physical activity – i.e. Gardening after winter, cleaning the house, or your gym program. Allow your body to adapt

Let the team at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic guide you back to doing the things you love!

  • A comprehensive case history is taken. This helps to identify the specific cause of your pain or injury allowing your therapist to establish a diagnosis. From here a treatment and management plan will be implemented, aways ensuring you are an active participant in your recovery and fully understand the treatment goals and objectives.

  • A hands on treatment session, targeting your pain and injury. In a majority of cases you will experience a reduction in pain and intensity of your symptoms following this treatment session.

  • We don’t believe in providing you with a “recipe” for your injury management. We devote 100% of your treatment time to you only ever treating one person at a time. You are unique, just like your injury and therefore require techniques and a management plan that is specific to you.

The Osteopaths at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic in Glen Iris are highly trained to identify the main cause of your back pain and implement a specific and effective treatment program. We aim to get you back on your feet quicker. Simply call (03) 9822 1900 or click here to book an appointment.

*https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/pain-and-depression/faq-20057823