Why We Treat Back Pain

Back pain is widely known to be the single leading cause of disability in the developed world. Finding that you can’t perform normal day-to-day activities without nagging back pain is annoying at best, and seriously life-limiting at worst. 

The ability to move freely and just ‘be’ in a state of comfort forms a big part of our most basic well-being. In addition, moving freely is fundamental to us thriving and providing for ourselves and our families. 

We take back pain seriously, and our decisive approach to its treatment reflects that.

How To Treat Back Pain

We work hard to relieve your back pain as quickly as possible. Using tools and technologies that ease muscle spasm, increase tissue mobility, increase blood flow, decrease inflammation & break up scar tissue.

Our treatments combine some of the most advanced pain management technologies available anywhere, with a range of manual pain relief methods. Our vision for the care we provide is pretty simple  ‘’All the stuff that actually works and none of the stuff that doesn’t – under one roof’’’. 

If you need preventative measures for long-standing back pain we have got you covered. Combining specific sets of core and hip exercises with tailored ergonomic solutions is the key to preventing recurrence in most cases of stubborn back pain.

Back Pain Causes

There are many possible causes of back pain. Knowing how to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of back pain can be a tricky job, even for trained professionals. Read our comprehensive guide to the possible causes of back pain.

Back Pain Treatments

Back pain can be difficult to get good treatment for and there is still much debate over the best way to treat back pain. The good news is that with a flexible enough approach most causes of back pain are very manageable.

Back Pain Exercises

If you have stubborn back pain one of the best things you can do is strengthen your core. Most don’t realise however what a complex topic targeted core strength is. Try out our foundational deep sore training exercises here…

Back Pain FAQ

There are many possible causes of back pain, therefore having back pain doesn’t necessarily mean that your core is weak. It is almost certainly true to say that having weakness in the core is the most common cause of back pain. The best way to figure out whether your back pain relates to a weak core is to work with a practitioner who knows how to do a thorough assessment of your core strength: 

It is not advisable to tackle your own, or often even your PT’s core exercises at the gym if you have back pain. Sit-ups and planking type exercises for example have been shown to irritate a bad back in many instances. The truth is that no practitioner who has trained extensively in rehabilitation of back pain would ever prescribe you traditional core type gym exercises from the outset. If your back is hurting and you want to keep up the gym work without aggravating it the research indicates that general light activity or ‘keeping moving’ is the best approach. Light stretching to keep the back loose may also be helpful. 

Yes, it’s fine to get a massage when you have back pain. Massage can be very easing and a percentage of people get very significant short term relief from massage. As a treatment for back pain massage is considered by researchers to be significantly less effective on average than pain killers, acupuncture and spinal manipulation. If massage works for you though, it works for you. 

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