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Back Pain Worcester

Is your back pain impacting numerous aspects of your life, including your sleep and your ability to participate in activities you enjoy? 

What is Back Pain?

One of the primary reasons why patients come to our clinic is back pain. 

It can start as a minor discomfort, gradually worsen, or suddenly appear, causing an array of restrictions in your life. 

We use a unique combination of manual therapies and the core control program to treat back pain at our clinic. Our approach ensures that your back is strong enough to handle the demands of daily life. 

At times, your back pain may arise from several factors that are not necessarily related to your back. Our goal is to determine these factors, create a treatment plan appropriate to your condition, and help you regain the ability to engage in the activities you desire. 

Back Pain Worcester

Back Pain Treatment Worcester

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

Lower back pain is a widespread condition, affecting up to 80% of the population at some stage in their lives. While the underlying pathology of low back pain is usually not severe, it is a significant cause of pain in the community and has a substantial impact on the economy due to time taken off work. Although most patients with back pain will recover within six weeks, a small number may develop chronic back pain and a gradual decline in function. 

Causes of Back Pain

Most causes of back pain are the result of irritation or poor function of the bones, joints, ligaments or muscles in your back. Such irritation can be the result of Vertebral dysfunction, a common condition that occurs when the spinal vertebrae compress or irritate the delicate nerve structures of your lower back. 

Other causes of lower back pain include inflammatory arthritis (e.g. ankylosis spondylitis, Rheumatoid arthritis), and fractures due to osteoporosis. Back pain may also be ‘referred’ from another location. 

Low back pain caused by cancer (usually originating from another source such as the prostate or lung), severe infections, and compression of the spinal cord are less frequent occurrences. 

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Lower Back Pain Worcester

Assessment of Back Pain

Your Physiotherapist will perform a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the exact cause of your lower back pain. Other tests including x-rays and digital scanning may also be recommended. 

Treatment for Back Pain

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

The treatments are customised to the individual case and generally consist of spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, advice on core stabilisation, strengthening exercises, stretching, and heat/cold therapy. Please get in touch with us to arrange your comprehensive lower back consultation, which will help identify the specific cause of your back pain and start a course of corrective treatment today!

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