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.


I visited Core Concepts to improve my posture and worked with Yiru and Carmelle. Over 2-3 months I learned a lot about body posture and how I can use my environment to support it best. The exercises to strengthen my back and core were thoughtful and adjusted to my level. I'm happy with the result and confident to maintain a better posture. The team was positive and great to work with. Thank you Core Concepts Team!
Markus Stalder
Markus Stalder
03:33 28 Jun 21
Great staff, great place, been there for 3 months and my back doesn't ache anymore. Greatly recommend !
Antoine Livrizzi
Antoine Livrizzi
05:21 07 Jun 21
I worked extensively with Sylvia, one of her colleagues, and Carmelle the physical trainer. All of them displayed the highest level of professionalism. They also successfully diagnosed the cause of my neck, shoulder, and back pain and worked patiently with me over the course of several months to get rid of it.
Joshua Tan
Joshua Tan
23:51 28 May 21
We have just completed about a 9-month physio treatment with Chye Tuan and Li Hoong. My athlete (mainly basketball and waterpolo) son was pretty severely injured at nearly every major joint (knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, elbows, etc.) - the type of injury you read about in the paper where the kid pushes himself too hard and then ends up getting injured and not being able to play sports ever again. We went to orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, multiple physical therapists, got MRIs, etc. - and it turned out to be really severe overuse - something that would not go away with a quick fix, surgery, medicine or month off. He kept getting re-injured, and meanwhile his entire body was in so much pain that he had to be pushed up the stairs or out of the car. He stooped over in pain. We decided that my son's health was too important to try to cut corners and went with Core Concepts because our rheumatologist said that they were a substantial cut above everyone else, very experienced and if we were serious about trying to salvage my son's athletic future, she would only recommend them. So we just finished a 9 month treatment with Core Concepts.I started out skeptical. However, immediately, during my first visit, I was impressed by how much Chye Tuan seemed to understand the nuances of being an athlete, the parts of the body used for different sports, how different movements translate into different types of health issues, etc. I appreciated that he really tried to understand my son's entire history and all of his issues - so what we did was completely customised to help him get better. It was not cookie cutter at all.Both Chye and Li Hoong "got" my son's competitive personality and his conflict and frustration with being injured repeatedly, wanting to play, and also wanting to heal for the long term. Both he and Li Hoong worked hard to re-build my son's strength and confidence in himself so that when he goes back into sports full time, he will know how to excel without re-injuring himself. Both Chye and Li Hoong build confidence and are personable as well. Obviously, a recuperation health effort such as this requires a lot of patience and an investment of time and money. In our case, we decided that this was the top priority for my son's physical and mental health - and we needed to get the best help we could.
Natalie Tarnopolsky
Natalie Tarnopolsky
20:43 01 Apr 21
I've been to a few Core Concepts outlets and am pleased with my experiences so far! I went there thinking that I have a normal neck ache but they were quick to point out that it's due to my scoliosis. Each session usually leaves me feeling a lot relieved from the pain and I really appreciate the exercises which the team has taught me to strengthen the weaker back muscles. Thank you so much team!
Jayme Chan
Jayme Chan
05:22 22 Dec 20
Comprehensive range of treatment. I had a lower back injury and was prescribed sessions with the physiotherapist, massage and functional training. These have helped tremendously to not only treat the immediate issues, but also care for it myself moving forward so that I don't have to land back here with similar problems.
07:03 17 Nov 20

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.