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Treatment - Back Pain

Treatment - Back Pain

The lower back is the part of the back between the bottom of the ribs and the top of the legs. Most of the lower back is made up from muscles that attach to, and surround, the spine and keep it strong.

The spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are roughly circular and between each vertebra is a 'disc'.

The discs between the vertebrae are a combination of a strong fibrous outer layer and a softer, gel like centre. The discs act as shock absorbers and allow the spine to be flexible.

The spinal cord, which contains the nerve pathways to and from the brain, is protected by the spine. Nerves from the spinal cord come out from between the vertebrae to take and receive messages to various parts of the body.

In most cases low back pain is not serious. This is the type of back pain that most people will have at some point in their life.

The most common diagnosis of low back pain is termed mechanical low back painĀ which means pain localised to the back, sometimes with pain referred down the leg from a source arising from structures in the lower back.

Back pain is extremely common with 90% of us experiencing it throughout our lives, sometimes with frequent episodes.

MyPhysio has extensive knowledge built up through the years to be able to help with manual therapy, stretches and exercises, that help improve your range of movement, strength and condition of your muscles, to help you recover quickly.