Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder causing back pain in the lumbar (lower) vertebrae. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic.

Lumbar back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder causing back pain in the lumbar (lower) vertebrae. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic.

Chronic back pain is pain that persists for a long time (usually more than 3 to 6 months). If you are experiencing chronic back pain, you should seek medical advice.

Acute back pain is pain that lasts a short while, usually a few days to several weeks.

Upper back pain is also called middle or thoracic pain and is pain that is felt between the base of the neck and top of the lumbar spine.

Idiopathic back pain is pain that does not have an identifiable cause. Investigations indicate that most back pain is idiopathic.

How can OLAB help?

Orthotic treatment options for back pain include biomechanical lower limb assessment and include a variety of supports for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Visit our braces & supports page or contact us for more information on what is available.

Helpful Links:

ACC
NZ Physiotherapy Society
Grace Orthopedic
NZ Chiropractors Society