When you have back or neck pain, your physiotherapist is the expert to see for advice and treatment. 

Back and neck pain can be disabling and affect people’s lives by limiting the activities they can perform, including sport, work and daily tasks. Physiotherapists use the latest scientific, evidence-based information and techniques to assist with conditions including:

  • Acute low back pain

  • Chronic low back pain

  • Sciatica or nerve pain

  • Acute neck pain

  • Chronic neck pain

  • Mid-back (thoracic) and rib (costovertebral joint) pain

  • Muscle pain and joint stiffness

Pain is complex and different in all people. Some of the potential tissue injuries that may contribute to back and neck pain include:

  • Intervertebral disc injuries (disc bulge)

  • Joint sprains (facet joint injuries, ligament sprains)

  • Muscle strains

  • Nerve dysfunction or radiculopathy (pinched nerves)

  • Poor core stability

  • Poor posture

  • Stress fractures (spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis)

When you come to Warringah Physiotherapy with a neck or back issue your physio will perform a full assessment to determine what issues are contributing to your pain, perform any appropriate manual therapy (including massage, mobilisations, manipulation, dry needling and stretches), teach you some exercises to improve your function, and develop a plan for ongoing management.