Back pain has a wide variety of causes, from trying to pick up a heavy item poorly to sitting in one position for too long, lack of exercise, stress and even not enough sleep. If you are feeling very anxious or stressed this can make your pain worse too. Back pain is very rarely caused by serious health conditions. Most people recover quickly from their back pain, if it is managed properly. The majority of symptoms will recover and heal within 2-3 months. However, recurrence rates are still common, and therefore it is extremely important to get the right advice and treatment.
Physiotherapists offer a range of treatments that are effective with back pain. Your physio will also advise you on appropriate exercise and pain relief. If you see a physio quickly, this can not only speed up recovery but also prevent the problem happening again. Clinical studies and research have shown that physiotherapy works well for managing back pain. Back pain is classed as a ‘musculoskeletal disorder’ (MSD), one of the main causes of people being off sick from work.
Here at PAM Wellbeing we offer specific treatment modalities for all back and neck pain problems-easing your pain, increasing you mobility and providing essential information on management in order to optimise your recovery and get you back to doing the things that you enjoy. After a thorough assessment the physiotherapist will work through an individualised treatment plan using the latest physiotherapy treatment techniques where appropriate including hands-on and independent management modalities.
Acute and chronic back pain: what’s the difference?
Acute or sub-acute symptoms are those experienced by patients for six weeks or less, to more chronic in duration which may be three months or more.
Both acute and chronic symptoms of mechanical low back pain should respond well with the right advice, treatment and exercise. So whether you’ve been experiencing symptoms for only couple of days or over a long period, it would be wise to seek advice.