Inflammatory Back Pain
Five percent of back pain is inflammatory in nature, which means that rather than a mechanical origin to symptoms, an immune based response is the cause.
Our physiotherapists are aware of the conditions that cause this type of back pain such as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Reactive Arthritis.
Early recognition of these conditions facilitates prompt medical management which greatly assists outcomes. Delays in correct diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis can average 8-9 years from symptom onset.
Early referral to a medical specialist can be facilitated by your willingness to have an assessment and examination of back pain that has prolonged morning stiffness, and that is aggravated by rest and relieved with activity.
Let one of our physiotherapists assess you today.