Sabrina Youkhana of Sports Focus Physiotherapy in Liverpool Talks about Back Pain:
In today’s current day and age, there is an increase in sitting time and sedentary lifestyles. Back pain is an extremely common condition, limiting our every day activities, affecting our time at work, our relationships, exercise participation and even our mental health.
Low back pain is one of the most costly conditions we are faced with in Australia, affecting over 3 million people in our population.
According to the Australian Institute of health and welfare it is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives.
People today that neglect their back pain or wait until the pain is unbearable become susceptible to more permanent conditions such degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or nerve pain.
Why wait to seek Health Professional advice and care?
Research today suggests that early physiotherapy can be beneficial for lower back pain.
Not only can physiotherapy help you to manage acute flare-ups but it can also help patients with long-term self-management and prevention.
Many patients may ask is Physiotherapy worth the cost?
Early intervention by a Physiotherapist can save you time off work, unnecessary medication, advice sessions, GP visits, corticosteroids and surgery.
At Sports Focus Physio, we individualize each lower back intervention for you. Our services range from manual therapy, biomechanical analysis, individualized exercise programs to suit your needs, Pilates, Bounce Back programs, dry needling, massage, real-time ultrasound assessment and other modalities.
As a population we can effortlessly spend our money on clothes, our cars and other expenses, but often put a price on our health.
Invest in your body, and save yourself the long-term cost!
You can call any of our Physiotherapy clinics located around Sydney below;
Wynyard (02) 9262 4147
Castle Hill (02) 8850 0797
Liverpool (02) 9601 8411
Mount Pritchard (02) 8786 0666
Willoughby (02) 9967 0013 and
Northbridge (02) 9958 8986.
• Australian Institute of health and welfare
• Australian Physiotherapy Association http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAWCM/Physio_and_You/Back_Pain.aspx
• Hoy D, March L, Brooks P et al. 2014 . The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.