Start your journey towards pain-free living with our range of
spine treatments, designed to help at every stage of your recovery.
At BackSpace we have a team of expert allied health and medical professionals
dedicated to every aspect of your spine care.
At BackSpace we have ready access to a world class hospital, state of the art imaging facilities
and a wide range of professionals including psychologists, dieticians and medical specialists.
Our clinicians all work together in a state of the art rehabilitation facility which is located in a major hospital, providing access to specialists, imaging and inpatient treatment if required.
You will be assessed and a treatment plan will be designed just for you, taking into account your condition, your lifestyle and your goals, and will be monitored and modified during your recovery.
Our clinic integrates all the practitioners and therapists that are needed to provide complete and comprehensive care for your spinal condition.
The clinicians are all highly trained and respected spine professionals who provide expert treatment based on the latest research and clinical guidelines.
Our team members work together closely and communicate regularly to ensure that they each understand your condition and treatment plan and can work together efficiently.
You will have access to a patient care facilitator who will guide you through your treatment, facilitate communication between the clinicians and be there for you during your recovery.
With experience in all conditions of the spine, the friendly team
at BackSpace will help find the correct treatment for you.
Sciatica is nerve pain down the leg from a compressed or inflamed nerve in the back. Similarly, arm pain can arise from the neck. It can be associated with signs of nerve damage such as numbness or weakness. It is most commonly due to a disc herniation but can be due to degeneration or occasionally a more serious spinal problem. Nerve pain needs specific treatment depending on the diagnosis and can include injections or surgery. It is important that nerve pain be diagnosed promptly and correctly so that the right treatment can be started quickly to avoid long term problems.
Back pain is the most common cause of disability but is often poorly understood and treated. It is usually not serious and settles quickly but can sometimes be due to a more significant underlying problem and go on for many months. It is important to carefully assess the problem with a history and physical examination and in many cases, a scan. Once the condition is diagnosed, an appropriate comprehensive treatment plan can be developed in order to improve the pain and restore function as quickly as possible. Neck pain is less common but benefits from the same co-ordinated approach.
Back and neck injuries can occur at work, from sport or with simple daily activities such as bending, lifting or twisting. They usually result in muscle or ligament strains, but can sometimes lead to more serious trauma including stress fractures and more serious vertebral fractures. Assessment needs to take into account the type of injury, the nature of the pain and the findings on examination and imaging. Treatment usually involves a short period of rest followed by hands on treatment and a graduated exercise program but sometimes needs more specialised care including bracing or surgery.
There are many specific disorders of the spine that need individualised care. These include lumbar conditions such as pars defects, isthmic spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, disc degeneration and degenerative spondylolisthesis, and cervical conditions such as radiculopathy and myelopathy. Each of these is different and requires expertise to diagnose them and ensure the correct treatment is undertaken. Most of these conditions will benefit from appropriate co-ordinated rehabilitation, and even if specialised pain procedures or surgery are ultimately required, rehabilitation is an essential part of the recovery process.