Most people are troubled at some point in their lives with back and neck problems. Sometimes it’s a specific injury or simply wear and tear. The pain may occur suddenly and be gone in a couple of days, or it may last for weeks or even longer. We can help you with low back pain, sciatica, disc problems and stiff / painful neck.
After a thorough assessment we’ll treat the joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments or discs that are causing your problem. This may be with hands-on treatment such as massage, manipulation and mobilisation, or electrotherapy such as ultrasound. Usually this will be combined with an exercise programme for you to carry out at home along with advice on subjects such as posture.
You will also be shown the best ways to prevent recurrence and given a programme which is tailored to your needs.
We treat a wide range of injuries and conditions from back and neck pain through to post-operative recovery and rehabilitation.
Visit your GP if you have:
- difficulty passing or controlling urine
- numbness around the back passage or genitals
- numbness, pins and needles or weakness in both legs at the same time
- unsteadiness on your feet.
Back pain is very common and is the largest cause of work related absence in the UK. Whether it rules your life or you just get the occasional twinge, physiotherapy can usually help. Research shows that in most cases it is best to keep as normally active as possible.
Back pain can be the result of a range of conditions that affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves or other soft tissues or joints. Most back pain does not have one simple cause, but may be due to a range of factors, such as repetitive activity, poor posture and bad habits.
After conducting a thorough assessment, treatment may involve one or more of the following:
Research clearly shows that physical activity and exercise will help recovery. One of our physiotherapists can provide an exercise programme based on your health, ability and fitness levels.
Neck pain is extremely common. Pain and stiffness can make it difficult to turn round - for example, when reversing a car. Symptoms may appear suddenly or gradually over time. The pain may be limited to the neck or may be accompanied by headaches and dizziness, or pins and needles down the arm.
Most neck pain does not have one simple cause, but is a result of a range of conditions that affect joints, muscles and tendons in the neck. Factors that can contribute include tension and sustained or repetitive activity, such as sitting at a desk at work, using the telephone a lot, playing a musical instrument, and driving long-distance.
If the neck has moved suddenly and unexpectedly (as in a car accident), the pain may be due to an injury, commonly known as whiplash.
We will examine your neck and explain how you can manage the pain, contribute to your own recovery and prevent the problem from recurring.
One of our physios will start by assessing how your neck / back is working, asking you to perform a series of movements and ask a number of questions. They will also explain how the pain can be managed, provide advice about exercises or physical activities that will help you contribute to your own recovery and prevent the problem recurring.
Any visit is likely to include:
It may also include:
If you have any questions then give us a call on 0115 972 1319 and one of our physiotherapists will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Outside of office hours, please use our contact form and we will get in touch with you.