Back Pain

Back pain including treatment and management of acute or sudden onset low back pain and gradual onset low back pain. Specific back injuries are explained here along with articles covering preventing back pain.

Mild or moderate low back pain can be from a chronic or long-term back problem or can follow a bout of acute low back pain. It may be difficult to diagnose a specific cause of long-term low back pain as a number of structures can cause or contribute to the pain.

Acute low back pain is a severely painful back pain which usually comes on suddenly from a movement such as bending over or twisting. It often results from a chronic or long-term back injury which flares up worse from time to time.

Upper back and neck injuries are relatively rare in sport and more often occur from activities of daily living, such as waking up with a wry neck (torticollis).  Neck injuries that are sustained in sport must be taken very seriously, especially if they are associated with symptoms of concussion or referred pain into the shoulders and arms.

Back pain can be particularly difficult to diagnose due to the complexity and the number of structures and tissues in the lower back that can cause pain. The most common causes are slipped discs and this can sometimes cause leg pain called Sciatica. In addition, scoliosis, spinal canal stenosis, spondylytis, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, spondylosis, transverse process fracture, facet joint pain and more.

Preventing and managing back pain including pack pain when driving, at work, posture, inversion therapy and kinesiology taping.