Spinal   Pain



These pages contain a broad overview of the different types of back pain people experience.



While the information is not exhaustive it does provide a basis to begin your education on the different structures and factors that can affect your spinal pain.



If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation to discuss your back pain further, you can do this by clicking BOOK AN APPOINTMENT on the menu above.

Anatomy Crash Course

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Click an area of the spine to find out more

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If you click on a particular area on the spine you will be directed to another section which will highlight common causes of pain in those areas.


Below is a list of less common spinal injuries or disorders that are only here to educate and highlight different spinal pathologies that can benefit from physiotherapy intervention

If you have any questions or concerns and would like to discuss your pain further then please organise a free 15 minute telephone triage or an appointment to discuss and manage the problems that are relevant to your pain.

Red Flags and Less Common Causes of Spinal Pain

Low Back Red Flags

If you have low back pain and any of these symptoms seek urgent medical attention

  • Loss of bladder/bowel control.

  • Numbness in the groin.

  • Major weakness in limbs.

  • Unexplained weight loss.

  • Sweating excessively at night.

  • Constant unrelenting pain day and night.

Neck Red Flags

If you have neck pain and any of these symptoms seek urgent medical attention

  • Double vision.

  • Dizziness.

  • Drop attacks.

  • Problems swallowing.

  • Problems with speech.

  • Nausea.

  • Numbness.

  • Nystagmus (shaking in the eye).

Pathological and other Mechanical

  • Kyphosis

  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Osteoporosis

  • Radicular Pain

  • Scoliosis 

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Psoriatic Spondylitis