Back pain can be an extremely debilitating form of pain. While pain in most other parts of the body can often be alleviated by resting, back pain can persist whether we are standing, moving, sitting, or lying down. There could be any number of causes to back pain, from illness to physical trauma, but could bad posture be to blame?
Many of us have been subjected to an injury at some point, and it’s not unusual for us to try a number of different methods to try and get rid of the pain. Two of the most popular methods of alleviating pain is the applying of ice or heat. But there can be some confusion as to what kind of treatment should be used for certain injuries.
We often discuss our physiotherapy treatments in our blog posts but do not always go into detail about the techniques and methods which are used by our physiotherapists. So today Mark Dockery of our Navan Road clinic in Dublin highlights how lower back pain is treated through the McKenzie method.
Most of us will suffer with the dreaded ‘back pain’ at some stage in our lives but DON’T FRET, it is one of the most common problems which we treat in our clinics on a daily basis. Our chartered physiotherapist Bláithín Brady sees people who suffer with back pain nearly everyday and today she provides her insights into this problem.
In the first part of this blog, our Chartered Physiotherapist, Danielle Mah discussed the the “Yes” aspect of how using Pilates for Back Pain treatment. In this part, Danielle takes us through the “No” side of the topic. I know it has sounded like a lot of YES to pilates in the last blog instalment but what about the NO….
We have all experienced neck pain to some degree- it may be brought on from sitting at a computer the whole day, from playing sports or possibly from an accident. Neck pain is a relatively common complaint, affecting up to 70% of individuals at some point during their life. Approximately 40-50% of the population suffer neck pain in any one year.
After suffering from relentless back and shoulder pain, journalist Amanda Phelan from The Irish Independent took a visit to our Temple Bar clinic, where she met our Chartered Physiotherapist Leigh Johnston for a dry needling treatment.