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Back pain

Back pain

Back Pain ?? 

80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be due to anything from sports injuries or repetitive movements to poor posture and sitting at a desk all day.  

The most common causes of back pain are: 
– Muscular spasms.  
– Joint strains. 
– Disc issues.

There are alot of myths surrounding disc issues, so here are some really important reminders:  
– No disc ever ‘slips out’ – everything is where it should be.  
– A disc issue does not mean it is for life – the chance of a disc issue causing a problem actually reduces as we age! 
– 90% of lower back pain can be treated successfully without the need for invasive treatment.  
– Disc degeneration is a very normal part of aging, so just because you may have a disc bulge shown on a scan, it does not necessarily mean that it is causing pain.

Here are some things that you can do now to help relieve most types of back pain: 
– Keep moving! 
– Studies have shown that it is much more beneficial to keep moving asbest you can, as this aids the healing process.   
– Try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees,or on your back with a pillow under your knees. 
– Sleeping on your tummy is not advised as it puts more pressure through your lower back and neck. The pillow helps to support your spine. 
– Try using an ice pack on your back – make sure it is wrapped in a towel, not straight onto the skin. 10 mins  ~ 3 to 4 x per day. 
– You can also try alternating 5 mins heat, 5 mins cold. 

If you need any further advise or help do contact us on 

☎️ 0161 440 0298 

Take care 
Kare Dewhurst

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