The majority of back and lumbar spine pain is not serious and is likely to settle within a couple of days to eight weeks. If you are worried or would like Fay Pedler Clinic to check you out, please get in touch.
Physiotherapy for Back Pain
The most important aspect in treating an episode of lower back pain is ensuring that you have obtained an accurate diagnosis. This is obtained through a thorough history and comprehensive physical examination, looking at all movements of the lower back. If we think that an MRI would be beneficial in assisting the diagnosis, we can refer you immediately.
Back pain affects up to 85% of people at some time in their lives and is the most common disability in those of under 45 years of age. Back pain can arise without incident or it can arise suddenly and severely following a seemingly simple movement.
There are many sources of lower back pain, including:
- Disc bulge/herniation
- Locked or inflamed facet joints
- Compressed spinal nerves
- Muscle strains and muscle trigger points
- Stress fractures
- Sacroiliac joint injury
- Lumbar instability
- Spinal canal stenosis
- Crush fracture
Once you have a clear diagnosis, we will explain the problem and then devise a specific treatment programme for your injury, often using a combination of the following techniques:
- Muscle re-education
- Clinical Pilates