Back Pain

Low Back Pain

The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with the spine and provides additional stability and support for the spine.


Low back pain is a very common problem – statistics show that 8 out of 10 Australians suffer from back pain at some time. It can be so painful that becomes extremely debilitating.

It is important to consult an Osteopath as soon as possible to assist with pain relief and improve movement. Osteopaths are experts in the assessment of musculoskeletal injuries, especially acute low back pain.

They will provide a thorough examination to ascertain the structures responsible for your pain. Your Osteopath will also discuss the treatment options with you.

Some treatment options may include:

  •  Joint mobilisation & manipulation
  •  Pain management - Advice on pain relief strategies
  •  Ice/Cold therapy
  •  Therapeutic Exercises
  •              o Stretching tight muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments
  •              o Core stability exercises to improve bracing muscles
  •              o Teaching and prescription of a home exercise program to assist in recovery and prevent re-occurrence
  •  Pelvic alignment techniques
  •  Soft tissue massage
  •  Dry needling acupuncture
  •  Muscle energy techniques
  •  Activity modification advice
  •  Biomechanical correction
  •  Ergonomic advice
  •  Massage
  •  Stretching
  •  A gradual return to activity program

Treatment of the underlying cause will not only resolve your acute low ack pain, but prevent it from coming back again.

If you’re suffering from acute low back pain, please don’t delay.

The earlier you see an Osteopath, the quicker they can help get your back pain under control and get you back to work, sport and life.

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