Back pain is extremely common and can affect anybody at any age. Rarely, it can be due to serious disease, and it is important that this is ruled out through prompt, accurate assessment, investigation and diagnosis if there are any warning signs such as; adolescents or people over 55 years of age, if there is associated illness such as weight loss, fever or loss of appetite, previous cancer or pain that is unrelated to movement.
Usually though, back pain is not serious and will settle with appropriate advice and treatment. In some cases back pain can be recurrent or linger, stopping you from working or playing sport, or even enjoying your home or social life.
Out team include an experienced Spinal Physician and Spine Specialist physiotherapists, and an osteopath who have worked closely for several years managing people with back pain. Treatments may include advice, exercises, acupuncture, massage, manipulation, pain killers, spinal injections and on the odd occasion for severe sciatica, referral to a Specialist Surgeon.
In fact, there are so many treatments out there, that it is often difficult to know which way to turn. Let our team guide you……. Whatever you need to be fit for.