Lower Back Pain

“At Parkside we love to treat your backs!”


Low Back, the first time… or recurring?

Lots of Causes… Let us diagnose. That's what we are here for.


Low back pain is the most common injury that often requires time off work.

It can be very disabling and recurrences of further and worse episodes are common.


Don’t ignore back pain!

Luckily most back pains are self healing in nature. Within a day or two everything seems to have settled. But then next time you do something a bit more strenuous, it is back again! Maybe even worse.

The statistics show that 90% of people over 25 y.o.a. will have lower back pain. 80% of these will suffer from recurrences. Recurrences often get more frequent, more uncomfortable and lasting longer.


Back pain should be treated as if it is our body’s alarm system. When it goes off, it means that we did something wrong and you definitely have to change something so you don’t keep hurting your spine and do more damage.

Prevention of recurrence of low back pain is the best cheapest and easiest treatment.



Someone’s back pain is not = to somebody else’s back pain.

It can feel exactly the same, but have a number of origins. Leave it to us to diagnose.


Some common causes of low back pain:


  • Inflammation or mechanically from soft tissue or bone irritation
  • Disc displacement (slipped disc)
  • Nerve impingement
  • Muscular tension
  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
  • Tumor
  • Referred pain from tummy


Pain distribution originating from the lumbar spine:

(Any or some or all of the following locations)

Across the lower back, buttock /hips, thighs, knee, calf , ankle foot.

Pain can fluctuate or it may be constant.




Methods of assessment and treatment include:


  • McKenzie
  • Dry Needling
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Releases
  • Mulligan
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Core Stability with PBU
  • Exercise prescription for conditioning
  • Ball exercises
  • Neurodynamic Therapy
  • Sahrmann
  • Biopsychosocial Approach
  • etc


Spinal disorders are one of our main interests. With advanced studies in diagnosis and treatment of all spinal conditions, help can be offered. If you have a chronic condition, or not getting the answers or results you want elsewhere, call us.

Call us on 4632 6233

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