Having Lower Back Pain or Backache? Strained Muscles or Back Injury Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

Common Back Pain Conditions we treat

Here are some common conditions causing back pain are poor posture, muscle strains or sprains, spondylosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis and other causes. Uncertain of your condition? Visit us for an assessment and we will help you figure it out. 

Physiotherapy Analyzing on Client Back Pain Causes

Treat Your Back Pain Conditions Early.

Get Better and Stay Better.

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve back pain causes. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.

Looking for back pain relief options?

You are not alone – As many as 80% of all adults in the world have experienced back pain at least once in their life. Unsurprisingly, the most common condition people experience is back related causes, with men and women equally affected. While many tend to not seek medical help, it is important to know that it can worsen if left untreated.

If you’ve tried various methods for back relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent pain – Core Concepts Singapore physiotherapy may have your answer. Compared to other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy can provide you with a permanent solution. This is because we do not only treat the symptoms, but we also fix the underlying cause of your pain.

What is Back Pain Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Physiotherapy aims to relieve and treat the condition through manual therapy, massage therapy, manipulation, and back exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.

back pain physiotherapy treatment for back pain relief
Senior Principal Physiotherapist applying appropriate treatment methods to resolve back pain causes. 

I was referred to Core Concepts by my sister who also had back problems. Lenia has been friendly and caring in her therapy. Most importantly she has been professional and helped me a lot with my back pain. She always prescribes easy to remember exercises that I can do at home to reduce my pain. I would not hesitate to recommend Core Concept to anyone who needs the help of a physiotherapist.
Yih Shian

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Back Pain or Backache

Immediate Relief – Getting Better

During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain. Afterwhich, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate relief through manual therapy or massage therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression in your spine. This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.

Effective Back Relief Treatment

Here at Core Concepts Singapore, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible. During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.

Lasting Back Relief – Staying Better

Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain. We work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return. Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your back pain causes to ensure that it does not trigger a recurrence of the problem for you again.

Better than Before

Apart from simply providing back relief, in some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. You may have been able to walk for 5km before feeling pain in your back previously. You may have started going for physiotherapy after straining your back. We can help you to do better than simply going back to walking 5km without discomfort. You could aim to walk even further without discomfort.


Knowledgeble physiotherapist who was able to resolve the pain from the muscle spasm in my lower back. Front-desk staff was friendly and welcoming regardless whether you are new or returning patient. Highly recommended.
Pang Meng Chye Anthony
Pang Meng Chye Anthony
01:09 28 Nov 21
Chye Tuan saved me from having to change my shower mixer and my job! I had recurrent shoulder subluxation which made it difficult to use my arm. Just 3 months later, I'm back to doing everything I like to do. Thank you!
Pei Ling Ooi
Pei Ling Ooi
08:09 15 Nov 21
I saw Yiru for a lower back injury and really appreciated that she identified the underlying issues in my workout form and prescribed exercises to correct my form.
Meishan Wong
Meishan Wong
10:48 23 Oct 21
These guys know their stuff. Lenia and Sufian are top notch. I've seen tremendous improvement in the short while I've been visiting. And it's all about getting back to 100% not just managing the pain.
Srikant Nayak
Srikant Nayak
09:52 28 Sep 21
I’ve endured severe back pain on and off since my dancing days. Even daily activities like walking, standing or sitting for more than 10mins will cause my back to tighten up and hurt. I didn’t seek western medicine as I had the fear of possible surgery or being brushed off with painkillers. It wasn’t until my first consultant with Elliot that I could envision the possibility of full recovery for my back issues. Elliot was really patient and detailed with his assessment. He made me feel comfortable with his friendly and lighthearted approach. After a couple of sessions, my confidence in him as my physiotherapist increased as he not only was able to clearly explain what was wrong with my back, the exercises and treatments he recommended and administered really helped ease my back pains and gave me greater comfort and assurance in my day to day activities. Daphne who mans the front reception is really sweet and delightful as well, always greeting me with her lovely smile!
Rachel W
Rachel W
05:41 28 Sep 21
Chye Tuan and Sara have exceeded my expectations when I had given up hope in addressing my sciatica caused by spinal stenosis of L4/L5. Sara's deep tissue physio massages are the best, painful but absolutely delightful. She's able to pinpoint tired and stiff muscles I never knew existed. Awesome hands and technique!!Chye Tuan's methodical approach to my issue and reassuring confidence has given me hope I can be somewhat cured. I'll be happy if the pain is less than 50%. This tag team together with James Lee of RetroFit is the dream team to help put my broken back together again.I love how professional Core Concepts has been from Louis at the front desk to the professional therapists.Thank you, Team Core Concepts!
U-Li Ong
U-Li Ong
07:39 25 Sep 21

Core Concepts – Back Relief Specialists

Back pain is more complicated than you think – very often, the answer to what’s causing your pain is far deeper than what you expect. The spine is an intricate system that holds 33 bones, joints, ligaments and muscles.

Your spine is also responsible for holding your body upright, supporting daily body movements like walking and moving around. It is important to note that your spine is not an isolated part of the body – it can be affected by other parts of the body as well.

Human Anatomy

It is an interlinked system of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments that help you to perform your daily functions. Thus when one part of the body starts hurting, there is a possibility that the ache could be attributed to another part of the body.

One simple movement such as taking a step involves not only the leg but the entire body. For instance, if your knee is injured, it could result in back pain. This occurs because you are unable to take steps normally. This could result in additional pressure on the back, causing back strain or pain. Or vice-versa.

Pain, like a fever, is a symptom and could be an indication of a multitude of problems. Medication can get rid of the fever, but without going to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, you will be unable to find out the root cause of the fever. Without treating the root cause, the fever will likely return. And the body has an amazing to heal and recover from a whole host of problems.

Likewise, pain is a symptom and you can temporarily relieve the pain through pain medication and hot compresses. Without consulting a physiotherapist, you will not be able to find out the root cause of your pain. If your body cannot adequately heal, it often leads to chronic issues and long-term problems later on. Other times it doesn’t heal right like a broken bone not set properly. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.

At Core Concepts Singapore

We understand the importance of diagnosing and treating the root cause to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.

Our first step is determining the root cause of the problem by digging deeper into the symptoms layer by layer. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieve your symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. After, we ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Backache or Pain

  1. Nearly everyone has back pain at some point in their life. True or false?

    True. This is a very common symptom that affects around 80% of all adults at some point in their life. It tends to develop between the age of 30 to 50 due to the ageing process and sedentary lifestyles.

  2. What treatments are available for back pain?

    Some of the treatments methods that we employ are manual therapy and strengthening back pain exercises. Your treatment plan will be determined by your therapist after assessing your condition. For more severe cases, surgery may be required. We can refer you to a specialist if required.

  3. How important is a good mattress for the back?

    Finding a mattress with the right level of support encourages a comfortable and uninterrupted sleep while taking significant stress off pressure points in your back, therefore providing pain relief. Memory foam and latex mattresses are recommended for those seeking support.

  4. What can I do to prevent back pain?

    Certainly, Prevention is better than finding a cure for it. One of the best ways to prevent pain is to keep your back muscles strong. Some methods of prevention include:

    1. Back strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 days a week
    2. Stand periodically and sit up straight
    3. Avoid lifting heavy items with your back. Bend your knees and let your leg muscles do most of the work

  5. When should I see a physiotherapist?

    Seeking a physiotherapist as early as possible would allow an efficient recovery period. Above all, you should seek a physiotherapist immediately if you have been experiencing severe pain. Seek help if your pain is limiting your movement or gets worse with movement or certain activities. At Core Concepts Singapore, we are dedicated to addressing your issues and getting you back to full activity.