At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we specialise in spinal pain treatment and target issues with:
Back pain refers to any pain felt in the lower or upper back. The causes can be numerous and are sometimes difficult to pinpoint since the ache can gradually develop over time only to culminate in unbearable pain and limited movement.
Vitalis Physiotherapy takes a strategic approach to treatment and we tailor the healing process to the specifics of your case.
What causes pain in the lumbar spine?
A sedentary lifestyle increases the chance of pain in your lower back due to de-conditioning and stiffness. Soreness can be caused by a ruptured or herniated disk and sciatica, both which may happen as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. In addition injuries, fractures, spine cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis and muscle or ligament strains can lead to pain in the lumbar spine. Other contributing factors could be genetics, spinal stenosis, core strength and spine curvatures.
To determine with greater certainty the cause of your problem and to be able to design a proper treatment, we perform a detailed examination and if required will refer for further investigations.
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What causes pain in the thoracic spine?
Pain in the upper and middle spine (thoracic) can appear after a muscle strain and overuse, ligament injury and disc bulge or rupture. However, it can also occur as a consequence of poor posture while standing or sitting, after a physical strain or difficult exercise, uncomfortable sleeping position, etc. In such cases, the pain develops slowly over time and is as such quite difficult to determine precisely.
If the pain becomes worse or turns into chronic pain (lasting longer than 3 months), we advise you to contact us on 0410 559 856 to get a full assessment and customised treatment plan. The best treatment involves exercises designed to relieve and strengthen included with relative rest.
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What causes spinal injuries and conditions?
Spinal injuries and conditions vary from person to person and are caused by damage to spinal structures. This often causes the affected area to become inflamed or irritated, resulting in a myriad of painful and somewhat debilitating symptoms.
There are three main spinal regions – cervical, thoracic and lumbar. Spinal structures include vertebrae, discs, joints, nerves, ligaments and muscle. Spinal injuries and conditions to these areas can mimic each other with similar symptoms, or occur independently of each other.
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When should I be worried about back pain?
You should not worry every time you experience pain in your spine. Nonetheless, you might require treatment if the pain and discomfort:
- Persist for more than 6 weeks
- Keeps getting worse
- Are so severe that you are unable to perform everyday activities, such as getting dressed
- Are stopping you from doing the things you love
You should also refer to a professional if the pain is accompanied by high fever, unexplained weight loss, numbness or tingling in the legs, or any other more serious symptom. In case you are unsure whether what you are experiencing should worry you, feel free to get in touch with Vitalis Physiotherapy 0410 559 856 and consult with our spinal pain specialists in Brisbane.
How we help you relieve your pain?
Vitalis Physiotherapy has years of experience helping patients undergo treatments for pain in your spine, each one is custom-created to facilitate fast and optimal recovery. Based on the cause and gravity of your condition, we design a focused exercise program and treatment plan for:
- Chronic back treatment
- Lower back treatment
- Upper back treatment