Low back pain is by far the most common thing we see at our clinic. It affects two out of every three people, so if you get it you’re in good company. It can be caused by lifting a paving slab or bending over to pick up the smallest thing.
It is often caused when the normal natural curve of the spine is lost under load. The most common problems are in the disc and these can cause pressure on the nerves coming out of the spine causing “sciatica”.
Physiotherapy can have an excellent effect on low back problems. Often knowing what is the right or wrong thing to do is just as important as the treatment itself. If you’re not sure what to do come and see a physiotherapist so you can best manage your problem.
We now know a lot about the muscles of our trunk and how they behave when we have back pain. Restoring the function of these muscles is crucial to the short and long term recovery of low back pain. It’s often called core stability or similar.
Manual treatment of back pain, such as pressing and clicking without proper exercise is only half the job done. Make sure your therapist is giving you the right exercises for your recovery. At Thamesway Physio we will give you an expert diagnosis and a tailor made programme so that you can maximise your recovery and keep your costs down.
Why not contact us today and find out how we can help you get ease your back pain.