A man holding his back in pain. Studio shot with red marking the area of pain.

Back pain is a very common condition with around 80% of people reporting back pain at some stage in their lives.

The spine is a complex structure made up of joints, bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves. Between the bones of the spine (vertebrae) we also have intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers and allow movement in the spine. At times of these structures can become disjointed / deteriorate / injured etc? painful which can contribute to back pain.

There are many causes of back pain including ageing/ degeneration, long periods of sitting or bending, trauma, congenital conditions, stress and anxiety, poor posture and excess body weight.

Clinicians at CCHN are experienced at treating back pain and use a variety of techniques including soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation, stretches and strengthening. We also utilise real time ultrasound technology to ensure our patients have strong and supportive ‘core’ muscles.