Back injuries often occur as a result of sudden movements, bumps or falls. Learn to recognise symptoms that could indicate a severe back injury.
What causes back pain?
Information on causes of back pain, including activities that can trigger it, factors that increase the risk of developing back pain, and links to resources.
Back pain prevention
To prevent back pain, you need to reduce excess stress and strain on your back – for example, with good posture, sleeping, exercise, and lifting and handling.
Back pain is very common and affects most people at some point in their life. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and how to prevent it.
Back pain self-care
If you have back pain, there are things you can do to help manage the condition, including moving, using hot and cold treatments, and taking care at work.
Is my back pain serious?
Information on how to decide whether your back pain is serious, about the different symptoms, when to get medical help, and links to trusted resources.
Back pain diagnosis and treatment
Find out how a doctor diagnoses the cause of back pain and how to treat it, including with pain relief medication, physical therapy, acupuncture and self-care.
Spondylolisthesis is a problem with the back that can cause lower back pain and muscle tightness. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options.
A laminectomy is recommended to ease back pain but only if alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.
Back to school health tips
Is your child starting or returning to school? Here are 5 top tips to help your child navigate their way into a healthy and happy school year.