Back pain

Advice and information for people with back pain

Back pain is a very common condition which affects a large amount of the population. It can be very painful, but there is rarely a serious cause of pain. Your Chartered Physiotherapists is skilled in the assessment of your pain and will help to decide if you have a serious problem.

How can Physiotherapy Help?

Chartered Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment and management of back pain. Treatment focuses on:

  • Alleviating your pain using manual therapy
  • Restoring normal movement
  • Identifying causes of your back pain

 

Physiotherapy treatment may include:

  • Hands on therapy
  • Dry needling
  • A personalised exercise program to strengthen and restore normal movement & prevent reoccurance.


Top tips for a healthy back

Staying active and getting on with normal activities is one of the best ways to deal with back pain. Here are some top tips for a healthy back:

  • Get active – make a start with some form of exercise such as walking or swimming. A Physio can recommend which activity best suits you.
  • If you sit for long periods, get up and move regularly throughout the day.
  • Avoid looking down at your mobile phone or ipad for prolonged periods.
  • When Lifting, keep objects close to your body and bend your knees.
  • Your spine loves regular movement. Therefore, break up long car journeys by getting out of the car for a stretch or snack.
  • Warm-up and stretch before heavy exertion and exercise such as gym workouts, gardening or lifting heavy furniture.
  • Maintain good sleep habits – our muscles need rest to recover from the daily stress and tension we encounter.
  • Listen to your body - when pain prompts, it’s time to stretch, move and find a Physio

 

Disclaimer

The content on this page is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

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