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Neck & Back Pain

"Misaligned' , 'out of place' , 'subluxation', 'slipped discs' - You might be familiar with these terms if you have seen a chiropractor or an osteopath before. However, these phrases are quite inaccurate and misleading for many patients. Your discs do not slip, they prolapse or protrude, your back is not out of place but you might experience such a feeling if you have excessive pressure built up in your spinal segments or have a disc problem.

 

Therefore, do not give into fear mongering strategies that are sometimes used for marketing purposes and keep on reading… 

 

The spinal column is one of the most important structures in the human body. It gives a solid base for all other skeletal structures to base themselves. Without it, we would be a bundle of muscle, skin and bone resting on the ground. The spine is one continuos column, generally divided up into 3 major areas: cervical spine (neck) thoracic spine (rib region) and lumbar spine (lower back). Each region of the spinal column is susceptible to injury, which can occur acutely (whiplash, fall or lifting) or chronic (wear and tear, poor posture or overuse of repetitive motions). On average, 80% of the population will be afflicted with some form of low back pain during their lifetime. For most, this is short term with minor consequences, though for some, this can become chronic and interupt their day-to-day life immensely.

At Just in Time Physiotherapy, we assess and treat all forms of neck, rib, and low back pain. Below is list of the conditions we treat. Simply click for more information. They have been organised into cervical, thoracic and lumbar for ease of reference.

Lumbar Spine (Lower back pain)

Thoracic Spine (Middle Back or rib region pain)

  • Rib Joint Strain

  • Stress fracture

  • Scoliosis

  • Kyphosis

  • Fractured Rib

Cervical Spine (Neck Pain)

  • Whiplash

  • Headache & Migraine

  • Wry Neck

  • Locked Facet Joint

  • Pinched Nerve Root

  • Pins and Needles radiating into arm(s)

  • Disc Bulge /Prolapse

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