The most common condition we treat at Body Works is back pain. This is not surprising, as lower back pain is reported to affect nearly 1 in 10 of us at any one time, and 80% of adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some point in their life.
Unfortunately, it’s often an overlooked condition, possibly because it’s not usually linked to any serious disease. But anyone who has experienced back pain will know that it can be very debilitating and emotionally distressing.
The reasons we experience back pain or stiffness are often complex and a result of multiple factors. At Body Works we conduct a thorough assessment to identify the main structures that may be causing to your pain, in addition to identifying postural, conditioning and other risk factors that may also contribute to, or maintain your symptoms.
Broadly speaking back pain is classified as “acute” (pain that lasts for less than 6 weeks) and “chronic” (lasting for more than 6 weeks).
Some of the more common back problems we see at Body Works are listed and discussed below:
- Acute lower back pain
- Chronic or longstanding lower back pain
- Nerve pain including sciatica
- Disc problems
- Facet joint pain
- Sacroiliac joint (pelvic) pain
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction(SPD)