Physiotherapy for Back, Rib Cage & Neck Pain

The spinal column is one of the most important structures in the human body. It gives a solid base for all other skeletal structures to base themselves. Without it, we would be a bundle of muscle, skin and bone resting on the ground. The spine is one continuous column, generally divided up into 3 major areas: cervical spine (neck) thoracic spine (rib region) and lumbar spine (lower back). Each region of the spinal column is susceptible to injury, which can occur acutely (whiplash, fall or lifting) or chronic (wear and tear, poor posture or overuse of repetitive motions). On average, 80% of the population will be afflicted with some form of low back pain during their lifetime. For most, this is short term with minor consequences, though for some, this can become chronic and interupt their day-to-day life immensely.

At Merrylands Physiotherapy, we assess and treat all forms of neck, rib, and low back pain. Below is list of the conditions we treat. Simply click for more information. They have been organised into cervical, thoracic and lumbar for ease of reference.

Lumbar Spine (Lower back pain)

 Sway back
 Pinched nerve
 Lumbar Disc Bulge
 Lumbar Disc Prolapse
 Facet joint sprain
 Lumbar Stress Fracture
 Lumbar Spine Osteo-Arthritis

Thoracic Spine (Middle Back or rib region pain)

 Rib Joint Strain
 Stress fracture
 Fractured Rib

Cervical Spine (Neck Pain)

 Headache & Migraine
 Wry Neck
 Locked Facet Joint
 Pinched Nerve Root
 Pins and Needles radiating into arm(s)
 Disc Bulge /Prolapse

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