Low back pain is one of the most common causes of disability affecting up to 90% of people at some point in their lives. Back pain has a right recurrency rate of 20- 40% if no or a poor rehabilitation is completed.
Back pain can be caused by a number of different structures within the body, most commonly involving muscles, joints, intervertebral discs and nerves. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, muscle spasms and neurological symptoms (leg pain). Before low back pain can be treated effectively, a detailed physical exam is necessary to diagnose the specific structures involved. Once diagnosed treatment may include: massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling, electrotherapy, heat, postural correction & taping, hydrotherapy, pilates and an exercise program.