Back pain is a painful and debilitating health issue that can limit your flexibility, physical ability and severely damage your ongoing wellbeing if left untreated. Being in pain for long periods of time is not fun and your back is a particularly troublesome part of your body to have pain and limited movement. Our backs are one of the most important parts of human anatomy. Back muscles are a key component in connecting the hips, chest, shoulders and neck, joining the major body muscles we use in everyday use. At Physio Connect we have an expert team of physios who are well-versed in treating back pain in a variety of ways. Book an appointment for a professional diagnoses and treatment plan but, in the meantime, here are some possible causes:
This can be caused by heavy impact down to repetitive movements. It is when an intervertebral disc bulges outwards. These ‘discs’ are spongy cushion-like structures that sit between the vertebrae of the spine and act as shock absorbers. If one is forced out of place it can push against a nerve and produce neurological symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling and cramps.
Sprains and Strains
These can occur to muscles and ligaments when increased stress is caused by excessive lifting, twisting and reaching. As a common injury in sport, tears can be caused by fatigued muscles and will result in pain and swelling.
Poor posture usually happens over time due to long term and repetitive mechanical or biomechanical factors. It places excessive stress on muscles, ligaments, joints and the intervertebral discs of your spine. If left untreated, it can often worsen as your body works to overcome the excess stress by adapting.
Experiencing back pain is common and usually overlooked by people in the hope it will somehow subside. Leaving it undiagnosed and untreated, however, can cause more serious problems in the future. Back pain may come and go whilst quietly worsening over weeks and months. Most of us have quite a structured day to day life and often repeat movements daily which may be contributing to the back damage. Different mechanisms each require different treatments specific to the pathological nature of the injury that has occurred, reinforcing the importance of seeking a thorough assessment and treatment in order to optimise your rehabilitation.
Contact us today to book an appointment and see a physiotherapist in order to treat your issues.