Get Relief From Back Pain Today
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
Pain while standing
Distress or inability to bend or lift
Increase in pain when stretching, coughing or sneezing