The middle back – it’s less common to get pains and problems in this part of the spine. But it can affect older people, with osteoporosis, or someone who has shoulder blade pain linked to hypermobility, or bendy joints – these are just a couple of examples. Issues in this area usually need investigating by an experienced clinician who is able to assess and diagnose what your issue may be and treat it accordingly.

The lower back – also known as the lumbar spine – takes a significant load throughout our lifetime. The lumbar spine consists of discs made of strong tissue, called fibrocartilage, which sit between the bones of the spine, or vertebrae. Low back pain is very common and many issues settle on their own or with minimal treatment. There are important signs and symptoms which must be checked, if you suffer with lower back pain, and we include these in our clinical screening.

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