Check out this very interesting campaign by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy giving new guidance on how to manage and prevent lower back pain.
“10 Things You Need To Know About Your Back” .
- Your back is stronger than you may think
- You rarely need a scan and it can do more harm than good
- Avoid bedrest, stay in work and gradually resume normal activities
- You should not fear bending or lifting
- Exercise and activity reduce and prevent back pain
- Painkillers will not speed up your recovery
- Surgery is rarely needed
- Get good quality sleep
- You can have back pain without any damage or injury
- If it doesn’t clear up, seek help but don’t worry
If your back pain does not clear up after 6 weeks, make an appointment to see your GP or physiotherapist
Physiotherapists provide expert advice, guidance and treatment for back pain.
This is to help reduce your chances of future episodes, while improving your overall health and wellbeing.
At Physio for All, we offer a wide range of services to help reduce and manage your back pain.
- Posture correction
- Manual Therapy
- Exercise prescription
- Acupuncture and dry needling
- Clinical Pilates
Symptoms to be aware of:
These symptoms are very rare but you should contact a doctor if you experience any of them:
- Difficulty passing urine or having the sensation to pass water that is not there
- Numbness/tingling in your genitals or buttocks area
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Impaired sexual function, such as loss of sensation during intercourse
- Loss of power in your legs
- Feeling unwell with your back pain, such as a fever or significant sweating that wakes you from sleep
If you are suffering from lower back pain and you are unsure if you are on the way to recovery, please do not hesitate to contact us