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Lumbar Spine Townsville

The lumbar spine is the lower part of the spine that runs from the bottom of the rib cage to the pelvis. It is made up of five vertebrae, or bones, which are stacked on top of each other. The lumbar spine supports the weight of the upper body and allows for movement in the lower body.

There are a number of conditions and disorders that can affect the lumbar spine. Some of these include:

  • Degenerative disc disease: This is a condition where the discs between the vertebrae begin to wear down. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
  • Facet joint pain: This is a common condition that can cause pain and stiffness in the lower back. Facet joint pain is caused by the degeneration of the joints between the vertebrae. This can lead to inflammation and pain in the lower back.
  • Herniated disc: This occurs when one of the discs between the vertebrae ruptures or breaks open. This can put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, causing pain, numbness, or weakness.
  • Spinal stenosis: This is a condition where the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, numbness, or weakness.
  • Scoliosis: This is a condition where the spine curves to one side. This can lead to pain and difficulty moving.
  • Sciatica: A condition that can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back, legs, and feet. It is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the legs. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or other conditions
  • Osteoarthritis: This is a condition where the joints in the spine wear down. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.

Mechanical Back Pain

Mechanical back pain is a type of back pain that is caused by the wear and tear of the joints in the spine. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.

Mechanical pain originating from the spine can be categorised in many different ways. This table has been designed to provide you with practical tips and advice on pain management for the most common types of lumbar pain.

There are a number of treatments that can help to alleviate mechanical back pain. These include:

  • Exercise: Exercise can help to strengthen the muscles around the spine and improve joint function.
  • Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy can help to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the spine.
  • Massage: Massage can help to relax the muscles around the spine and relieve pain.
  • Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care can help to align the spine and improve joint function.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help to relieve pain by stimulating pressure points in the body.

Treatment at The Physio Movement Townsville

At The Physio Movement, we treat mechanical back pain conditions.

At The Physio Movement, we offer a variety of treatments for mechanical back pain. These include physiotherapy, exercise physiology, chiropractic care, and sports physiotherapy. We also offer advice on pain management and exercise. If you are suffering from mechanical back pain, we can help you find relief.

BOOK ONLINE or CONTACT US on 4740 4516 for your appointment at The Physio Movement, Townsville.

Contact

     517 Flinders Street
Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
     info@thephysiomovement.com.au
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