Back Pain

According to the NHS, low back pain is the largest single cause of disability in the UK.

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Back Pain Sutton Coldfield

Back pain affects 1/3 of adults

Back pain is a very common condition, it can include the lower back, upper back and neck. According to the NHS, low back pain is the largest single cause of disability in the UK. It is believed to affect around one-third of the UK adult population each year. Of these, around 20% (1 in 15 of the population) will consult their GP about their back pain. 

Back pain commonly results from a muscle tightness/strain or injury. Poor posture, core weakness, and work/sports-related injuries are just a few of the ways that someone may develop back pain. 

Rehab can relieve the symptoms

It can settle by itself within a few weeks-months, but an injury rehabilitation programme can help relieve the symptoms quicker with specific mobility exercises, strengthening and education to moving better. This may also reduce the chance of you experiencing similar issues in the future. 

If you are experiencing troubles with your back book a consultation with Rachel Sharp Rehab today!

back pain Sutton Coldfield

Frequently Asked Questions

An assessment of your back pain is required to assess the possible cause.

 

Any concerns and you should see a doctor. Worrying signs are numbness in your legs or around you genitals/bottom, change in urinary habits such as difficult to urinate, change in bowel habits and pain going from back into both lower legs.

 

Any of these signs and you should attend an emergency department as soon as possible. 

Back pain is most commonly caused by the muscles which may be injured or due to bad posture.

 

However, it can also be caused by many other problems including spinal disc degeneration, bone pain such as arthritis or kidney stones or infection.

You should worry about your back pain if it is getting worse, associated with other symptoms such as fever or urinary problems, or you have any of the symptoms above. 

Unfortunately, even a scan doesn’t necessarily confirm if back pain is muscular or disc as a lot of people have bulging discs on MRI scan but no back pain.

 

Therefore, we often rely on symptoms and examination to identify the cause of back pain so a thorough assessment is important. 

This depends entirely on how bad the pain was and how engaged with the therapy a person is.

 

That is why we do individual assessments and programmes as all pain and recovery is individual.

I would carry out a detailed assessment, and then provide an individual program to help recovery.

 

This may include assessing posture and biomechanics and treatment with exercises or aqua-rehab or massage. 

Aqua Rehab in Sutton Coldfield

Aqua rehab is a  great form of treatment for many sports injuries.

Avoid the NHS waiting lists and visit your local specialist injury rehab clinic in Sutton Coldfield today.