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What are the different types of Lower Back Pain affecting the Gold Coast?

Meet our Principal Physiotherapist

I’m Dominic Forsythe, the Principal Physio at M Physio on the Gold Coast. With a decade of experience in assessing and treating diverse conditions, I’ve become a seasoned expert in both Australia and New Zealand. My expertise extends across a spectrum of clients, from elite athletes to community members, making me exceptionally well-placed to understand and address your unique injury concerns.


Back pain is having a huge impact on the Gold Coast Lifestyle  

In Australia, lower back pain is an all-too-common burden on the lives of many, with 80% of Australians experiencing an episode in their life’s, and 1 in 6 Australians experiencing back pain at any one time! Due to this high prevalence, it stands as a major health concern that extends its reach across all age groups and demographics. What makes it even more challenging is the tendency for lower back pain to become a recurring issue, often persisting over time. At M Physio on the Gold Coast, I understand the multifaceted nature of lower back pain and am here to empower you with the knowledge and support needed to break the pattern and get on with your active life.


Types of Lower Back pain affecting the Gold Coast

  • Muscle Strain: Often caused by overexertion or improper lifting, muscle strain involves the stretching or tearing of muscles in the lower back. This can result in localized pain and stiffness, impacting your ability to move comfortably.
  • Facet Joint Pain: The facet joints, which connect the vertebrae, can be a source of discomfort. Facet joint pain typically manifests as localized pain in the lower back and can be exacerbated by movements like bending or twisting.
  • Discogenic Injury: When the intervertebral discs, the cushions between the vertebrae, suffer injury or degeneration, it leads to discogenic pain. This can cause both localized pain and radiating discomfort, affecting your daily activities.
  • Radiculopathy: Resulting from compression, inflammation, or injury to a spinal nerve root, radiculopathy often manifests as sharp, shooting pain that may extend down the leg. It can be accompanied by numbness or tingling sensations.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis can affect the lower back, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Arthritic conditions may worsen over time and can significantly impact your overall quality of life.


Give us a call.

At M Physio on the Gold Coast, I pride myself on delivering top-notch assessment and treatment for various lower back pain conditions, all geared towards managing your return to an active lifestyle. I understand the frustration that accompanies such injuries, and my dedicated team is here to provide personalized care to address your unique case effectively. Don’t let lower back pain hold you back – reach out to us today at 1800 992 999 or conveniently book online at mphysio.au. Let’s embark on this journey towards recovery together, ensuring you get back to the activities you love as swiftly and comfortably as possible. Your well-being is our priority!



Written By:

Dominic Forsythe (Physiotherapist)

B.Health Sciences (Phty)



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