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80% of Australians suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. When it happens to you, don’t let it get the better of you…

You knew the moment it happened; a sneeze, a cough, an overreach, an off-balance step just at the wrong time.

Perhaps you threw yourself into a game the way you would have twenty years ago, forgetting for just a brief moment that there was a reason why you stopped playing. It was bound to happen again sooner or later, you tell yourself; it usually does.

Whatever the cause, your life is now on hold. You can’t work. You can’t sleep. You probably can’t even sit down. You feel … vulnerable. You may be surprised to learn that around 80% of people in Australia will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives and, as a result, it is one of the leading contributors to missed days at work.

The causes are varied and range from mild acute muscle strains to severe, chronic arthritic conditions, so correct diagnosis of the problem is essential.

In our experience, 99% of all lower back injuries are musculoskeletal strains, most often caused by poor posture, overuse or trauma. These result in small tears in the tissue of the muscles, tendons or ligaments in your lower back.

At Relinque Sports and Spinal Group, we conduct a full assessment of your condition at the initial consultation and also listen to what you are hoping to achieve from treatment. That way, we can help to make sure the goals you set for yourself are realistic. The good news is that strain or sprain injuries can be resolved pretty quickly, while more chronic injuries could take a little longer. During treatment, we’ll also give you a comprehensive list of strengthening exercises to help you prevent the same thing from happening again.

Don’t let your back problems get the better of you. Call Relinque on 03 9499 9644.