Back Pain

Back Pain

In 2013/14 prevalence of back disorders in England was estimated approximately 200000 by HSE which does not include Scotland and Wales.

Low back is a complex structure made up of small vertebras surrounded by overlapping structures like ligaments and tendons and nerves with a disc in its core. Any strain or irritation to these structures can cause lower pain which could be due to poor posture, muscle strain or sports injuries. Low back pain symptoms may vary from local centralized pain to the symptoms radiating down the legs.

Sciatica pain is a result of sciatic nerve root compression which could be accompanied with pins and needles and weakness of lower limb.

In 2013/14 prevalence of back disorders in England was estimated approximately 200000 by HSE which does not include Scotland and Wales.

Low back is a complex structure made up of small vertebras surrounded by overlapping structures like ligaments and tendons and nerves with a disc in its core. Any strain or irritation to these structures can cause low back pain which could be due to poor posture, muscle strain or sports injuries. Low back pain symptoms may vary from local centralized pain to the symptoms radiating down the legs.

Sciatica pain is a result of sciatic nerve root compression which could be accompanied with pins and needles and weakness of lower limb.

Common back pain injuries we treat at our clinics are:

  • Postural back pain
  • Lumbar muscle strain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Prolapse
  • Arthritis

We do through assessment of the biomechanics and muscle imbalance followed by joint mobility and special tests to rule out underlying pathology. In certain cases where lower pain is accompanied with bladder and bowel dysfunction or bilateral lower limb weakness you are advised to seek urgent medical attention. Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function and reduce pain in acute and chronic low back pain.

We refer patients for further investigation i.e. MRI scan, X-rays and blood tests. We highly recommend Pilates for low pain for prevention of further recurrence.

Manual therapy and acupuncture has been recommended by NICE guidelines 2010 as the most effective back pain treatment. All our physiotherapists use wide range of manual therapy techniques along with soft tissue release and exercise therapy. Patients presenting to our clinic with lower pain complain are office workers, athletes or medicolegal claims following an accident. Lower pain is also common in pregnant woman and physiotherapy is the most effective treatment when you don’t want to take painkillers. Our physiotherapists are very well trained and experienced in treating low back pain in pregnant women.