A common muskuloskeletal complaint: BACK PAIN

A common muskuloskeletal complaint: BACK PAIN

Back pain is a large cause of disability in the UK. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have launched a new evidence based guide to back pain. The guide states that back pain is very common however the spine is strong, is not easily damaged and that in 98% of cases of back pain, people recover quickly.

The guide expresses that exercise and activity reduces and prevents back pain. Inactivity and bed rest is highly discouraged and that non-surgical options should always come first, including physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists can provide expert advice, guidance and treatment for back pain, including and not exclusive to soft tissue and joint mobilisation, acupuncture and exercise programmes, including Pilates. It is also essential to ascertain whether there are any other contributing factors to the pain one is experiencing. We at Silver Physio use a holistic approach to manage all muskuloskeletal complaints, and thus prevent further long term damage occuring.

Please initially consult your GP If you are experiencing the following rare symptoms:

* Difficulty passing urine or having the sensation to pass water that is not there

* Loss of bladder or bowel control

* Loss of power in your legs

* Feeling unwell with your back pain, such as a fever or significant sweating that wakes you from sleep

* Numbness/tingling in your genitals or buttocks area

If you are suffering from back pain, get in touch with us at Silver Physio on 020 3637 8988 for treatment with one of our experienced physiotherapists.