Conditions We Treat

Back Pain Birmingham

Is your back pain affecting many aspects of your life, your sleep, the activities that you love to do? 

What is Back Pain?

Among the many reasons why people come to our clinic, back pain is one of the most common. 

Sometimes, it can begin as a minor discomfort, progress over time, or suddenly manifest, resulting in various limitations in your life. 

Our method of treating back pain utilises special manual therapies and the core control program. This helps to ensure that your back has the strength and ability to withstand the strains of normal daily activities. 

Occasionally, your back pain may be caused by several factors that are not specifically located in your back. Our responsibility is to identify these factors and develop a treatment plan suitable for your condition, allowing you to do the things you want to do without pain. 

Back Pain Birmingham

Back Pain Treatment Birmingham

Midlands Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic provides physio care for lower back pain and proudly services the local Birmingham community.

Lower back pain is an extremely common condition with up to 80% of the population experiencing back pain at some time during the lives. Although the underlying pathology of low back pain is usually not serious, it is an important cause of pain in the community and has considerable impact on the economy due to time taken off work. Whilst the vast majority of patients with back pain will recover within 6 weeks, a small number will go on to develop  chronic back pain and a gradual deterioration of functionality. 

Causes of Back Pain

The majority of causes of back pain result from irritation or poor function of the bones, joints, ligaments, or muscles in your back. Such irritation may be caused by Vertebral dysfunction, a prevalent condition that arises when the spinal vertebrae compress or irritate the sensitive nerve structures in your lower back. 

Lower back pain can also be caused by inflammatory arthritis (such as ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis), as well as fractures resulting from osteoporosis. Moreover, back pain may be referred from another part of the body. 

Less common causes of low back pain include cancer (typically originating from another source, such as the prostate or lung), severe infections, and compression of the spinal cord. 

Back Pain Treatment Birmingham

Lower Back Pain Birmingham

Assessment of Back Pain

Your physiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your history, orthopaedic, neurological, and spinal functions to determine the precise cause of your lower back pain. Additional assessments, such as x-rays and digital scans, may also be recommended. 

Treatment for Back Pain

In the treatment of low back pain, physiotherapy focuses on restoring function to spinal joints that are moving poorly, as well as reducing muscle tension and increasing muscle strength. This results in improved movement, reduced pain, and decreased nerve irritation. 

Treatments are personalised to the individual case, generally comprising spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, core stabilisation guidance, strengthening exercises, stretching, and heat/cold therapy. Please get in touch with us to schedule your comprehensive lower back consultation to assist in identifying the exact cause of your back pain and commence a course of corrective treatment today!

Chronic Back Pain Birmingham

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