Back Pain2018-09-26T16:17:26+00:00

Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common amongst people of all ages and usually presents with characterised of stiffness, tension, or an ache in or around the upper or lower back. Often, the source of discomfort is related to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which surround the spine. With appropriate care, back pain will usually subside on its own, however, in some cases, pain can also be a symptom of an underlying condition that requires medical attention, or long-term management.

Active Release Techniques (ART), Musculoskeletal manipulation and Fascia Manipulation, coupled with appropriate exercises, can generally help to ease chronic back pain.

Back pain can also be caused by chronic conditions affecting the bones, ligaments, discs, tendons and muscles surrounding the spine. Treatments like Active Release Techniques (ART), Musculoskeletal manipulation and Fascia manipulation, coupled with appropriate exercises, can help alleviate long-term back pain caused by these types of conditions.

Risk factors for back pain

  • High stress levels
  • Lack of exercise
  • Slouching
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Smoking
  • Following inefficient training programmes
  • Obesity
  • Bad posture
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Driving for long distances
  • Pregnancy
  • Sufferers of depression

Other conditions which may cause back pain

Quite often back pain is not caused by the spine itself, but rather the muscles, joints and ligaments which surround it. Back pain can also be a symptom of anther more serious, or underlying medical condition – some of which may require urgent treatment.

Conditions which can cause back pain include:

  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Back muscle strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Structural problems
  • Sacroiliac Joint Disease
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Other types of referred pain

Top tips for back care

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Remain aware of your posture at all times
  • Get regular exercise
  • Wear supportive footwear – particularly when exercising
  • Try to reduce stress and tension
  • Practice relation techniques and exercises
  • Be careful when lifting and/or carrying heavy items
  • Change your mattress if it is too hard or soft
  • Avoid sudden movements that may injure the back

Effective treatment of back pain

There are several measures you can take at home to help ease back pain, including:

  • Temporarily avoiding activities which place
  • strain on the back (including sports)
  • Using hot and/or cold packs
  • Maintaining a gentle exercise routine
  • Taking muscle relaxant and pain relief
  • medications

For persistent back pain, physical therapies such as Active Release Techniques, Musculoskeletal and Fascia Manipulation coupled with appropriate exercises are known to help ease pain and aid recovery. In severe cases, surgery may also be required.

Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common amongst people of all ages and usually presents with characterised of stiffness, tension, or an ache in or around the upper or lower back. Often, the source of discomfort is related to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which surround the spine. With appropriate care, back pain will usually subside on its own, however, in some cases, pain can also be a symptom of an underlying condition that requires medical attention, or long-term management.

Active Release Techniques (ART), Musculoskeletal manipulation and Fascia Manipulation, coupled with appropriate exercises, can generally help to ease chronic back pain.

Back pain can also be caused by chronic conditions affecting the bones, ligaments, discs, tendons and muscles surrounding the spine. Treatments like Active Release Techniques (ART), Musculoskeletal manipulation and Fascia manipulation, coupled with appropriate exercises, can help alleviate long-term back pain caused by these types of conditions.

Risk factors for back pain

  • High stress levels
  • Lack of exercise
  • Slouching
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Smoking
  • Following inefficient training programmes
  • Obesity
  • Bad posture
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Driving for long distances
  • Pregnancy
  • Sufferers of depression

Other conditions which may cause back pain

Quite often back pain is not caused by the spine itself, but rather the muscles, joints and ligaments which surround it. Back pain can also be a symptom of anther more serious, or underlying medical condition – some of which may require urgent treatment.

Conditions which can cause back pain include:

  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Back muscle strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Structural problems
  • Sacroiliac Joint Disease
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Other types of referred pain

Top tips for back care

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Remain aware of your posture at all times
  • Get regular exercise
  • Wear supportive footwear – particularly when exercising
  • Try to reduce stress and tension
  • Practice relation techniques and exercises
  • Be careful when lifting and/or carrying heavy items
  • Change your mattress if it is too hard or soft
  • Avoid sudden movements that may injure the back

Effective treatment of back pain

There are several measures you can take at home to help ease back pain, including:

  • Temporarily avoiding activities which place
  • strain on the back (including sports)
  • Using hot and/or cold packs
  • Maintaining a gentle exercise routine
  • Taking muscle relaxant and pain relief
  • medications

For persistent back pain, physical therapies such as Active Release Techniques, Musculoskeletal and Fascia Manipulation coupled with appropriate exercises are known to help ease pain and aid recovery. In severe cases, surgery may also be required.

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