This is the degeneration (wear and tear) of the joints between the bones of the spine. There may be narrowing of the joint space and/or formation of osteophytes (bone spurs). This wear and tear often occurs as we get older, but it can happen in young people too. Previous spinal injury, and poor posture have been linked with the development of arthritis.
Treatment of spinal pain depends on the complete assessment of all structures that could be involved, as described above. Rehabilitation of spinal pain can include a combination of massage techniques, joint mobilisations and manipulations, taping, individualised exercise programmes, acupuncture, dry needling and in more severe cases oral or injected anti-inflammatory medication and/or muscle relaxants.
At BodyMed we treat the symptoms of lower back pain as well as manage the underlying causes. This will ensure you get better as quickly and safely as possible and will give you the knowledge to help prevent injury recurrence.
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