Lower Back Pain

Elite Spinal Physiotherapy is a leading back pain clinic located in the heart of Sydney’s medical hub, Bondi Junction. All practitioners have a particular interest in back pain physiotherapy, in particular the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of spinal and related disorders. We provide a targeted hands-on approach to treatment followed by providing a rehabilitation program aimed at restoring your body and spine back to optimal function. All therapists have a strong exercise rehabilitation focus and believe that patient self -management strategies are integral to the prevention of ongoing pain related to spinal disorder.

Conditions We Treat

Treatment will vary according to cause of back pain, however will most likely involve some hands on treatment followed by a tailored exercise program. Our main point of difference is we are a spine focused clinic so we are very experienced in this area. We work closely with a great team of local Neurosurgeons, Sports Physicians, Pain Specialists, Psychologists and Radiology Clinics. We pride ourselves on working as a team to gain the best possible outcome for our clients.

Bulging Disc

Facet Dysfunction

Poor Posture

Pelvic Pain


Low Back Pain

SIJ Dysfunction


It is estimated that 70-90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives

Common Lower Back Pain Symptoms

Your lower back is made up of interconnecting bones, facet joints, ligaments and nerves which is responsible for supporting the upper body and providing strength and mobility. Most back pain is a result of an injury to these specific areas. Symptoms of back pain can range from mild to debilitating symptoms that can severely impact your day-to-day function. Common symptoms can include;

  • Sharp burning pain
  • Tingling or numbness of lower extremities (Sciatica)
  • Muscle tightness and spasm
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty standing, walking or sitting

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Unfortunately, lower back pain has many causes due to the daily stress and movement that is transmitted through the spine and discs, although the main source of pain generally coming from the Lumbar Spine Discs, Facet Joints, bony growth or nerve impingement. Whether your pain is classified as mechanical or radicular pain, the most common causes of acute lower back pain include;

  • Repetitive movements
  • Loading of the spine
  • Disc Bulge
  • Impinged or inflamed nerve