Exploring Chronic Back Pain Causes

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Exploring Chronic Back Pain Causes

Acute and Chronic Back Pain

Acute episodes of back pain are quite common. There is a high natural recovery rate, with about 90% of cases resolving within six weeks. However, chronic, or recurrent back problems is present in up to 39% of adults. Most chronic back pain causes are linked to muscle strain, injury or spinal deformity. It can also be caused by a systemic or rheumatic illness. The exact cause of pain may be difficult to identify because it can originate in soft tissue, bone, discs or nerves. With chronic pain cases, pain itself may become the disease.  Three or more months of pain will classify the pain as chronic.


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If acute or chronic back pain is causing you any problems, our passionate physiotherapy Brisbane team are here to help. With years of experience treating chronic back pain, trust Pivotal Motion to have your back. Book online or get in touch today.


Common Chronic Back Pain Causes

Injuries or conditions such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis can be key chronic back pain causes. Muscle atrophy, poor posture, body mechanics, genetics & ageing also affect the anatomical structures of the back. Poor posture is increasing as a direct result of desk jobs and sedentary lifestyles.

Driving or sitting for long periods of time, repetitive motions, lifting both light and heavy objects & sleeping in an odd position can exacerbate painful symptoms.

Chronic Back Pain Relief

Topical pain relief such as creams, muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, and heat or ice are often the first line of chronic back pain relief which are primarily administered to reduce symptoms and short term pain. Stretching, range of motion movements and targeted spine strengthening and conditioning exercises are the best way to treat chronic back pain. The movements and exercises are designed to address those underlying chronic back pain causes so you can strengthen your back, condition your muscles and improve your mobility. If you would like help starting such a program talk to one of our exercise physiologists by scheduling a consultation.


Get Back to Your Best With Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy

If you are experiencing back pain or are concerned that it may become chronic, please reach out to our great physiotherapist Brisbane team for treatment. One of our physical rehabilitation experts will be able to better understand your back pain and develop a tailored chronic back pain relief and treatment program to get you back to your best. Please call us on 07 3352 5116 if you have any questions or book online today.

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