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Back pain is an incredibly common health problem worldwide, and is consistently ranked in the top 3 conditions and injuries that account for the highest number of absenteeism from work each year.

Back pain, including lower back pain, can be caused by one or more parts: a disc, ligaments, muscles, joints, vertebrae and nerves. Our team of chartered physiotherapists are best placed to assess your problem and develop a personalised treatment plan.

What causes back pain?

Often back pain is a result of a sudden incident or injury, continued poor postural habits, or can be simply the accumulation of physical stress on the spine. However, there are other causes too, such as inflammatory conditions, or, in rare but more serious cases, problems such as progressive diseases affecting bones and joints.

How can physiotherapy help back pain? It has been widely acknowledged that physiotherapy is a safe and efficient way to treat back pain, and our team of experts are trained to diagnose the problem by carrying out comprehensive assessments. A recent study showed that patients who underwent early physiotherapy treatment and adhered to it following an onset of acute lower back pain resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a two year period.

A personalised treatment plan for your particular problem will be put in place by your physio, which may involve a combination of lifestyle advice and education, a tailored exercise plan, deep tissue massage, dry needling and postural advice, to restore a normal range of motion, strength and full function.

Common back pain symptoms

Men, women and children can be affected by back pain; symptoms include pain and stiffness localised to the back, or can be felt down in lower limbs. Symptoms can also include:

  • Pins and needles sensations in lower limbs

  • Limited flexibility or range of motion

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Discomfort sitting

  • Difficulty walking

  • Pain while standing

  • Distress or inability to bend or lift

  • Increase in pain when stretching, coughing or sneezing

Low back pain will affect up to 70% of people at some point during their lifetime
— World Health Organisation*

How We Can Help Your Back Pain



Treatment from our chartered team can help to alleviate symptoms and manage periods of acute back pain through manual therapy techniques.



We aim to find the underlying reason why your back is causing pain, which allows you to address the root of the cause rather than just treating the symptoms.


Home exercises will be given to help restore strength and correct movement patterns. Other activities, such as pilates/yoga, can help in the long term.


Common Back Pain Problems we can treat

  • Lower back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Degenerative changes

  • Upper back pain

  • Poor posture

  • Conditions & diseases

  • Muscle spasm

  • Disc bulge

  • Repetitive strain injury


What Our Physios Say

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Jack Kavanagh, Chartered Physiotherapist

"Early treatment is key to decreasing back pain and getting back to normal movement. A management plan that concentrates on advice, education and exercise will help to return you to your best life and prevent risk of recurrance."


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Nationwide: 1890 PHYSIO (1890 749746)

Dublin: 01 6799685

Cork: 021 4552180


Patient Services Team

Our patient services team are available Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm. If your enquiry is urgent please call our team at 01-6799685 and they can assist you.

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