Back Pain and Injury

Back pain in an extremely common injury whether you are a sports person or not.

Back Pain

Modern day lifestyles could cause neck pain as a result of prolonged sitting, driving or lack of movement. Long periods of sitting can lead to a weakened posture and neck hyperextension, this could result in neck pain, stiffness and lack of movement.

When assessing and treating someone with neck pain we also consider the effect their lifestyle may have on their posture and biomechanics.  

Getting You Back in The Game

Back Pain Symptoms

Symptoms experienced can range from

Associated symptoms may be:

  • stiffness
  • sciatica
  • buttock / leg pain
  • muscle spasm
  • swelling
  • aching
  • tightness
  • tingling
  • numbness
  • pins and needles
  • muscle weakness of the lower limbs
Some examples of activities that can lead to lower back pain
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Poor Posture
  • Sport

Symptoms can vary from person to person so it is important to get checked out by a qualified therapist who will do a thorough assessment and a give clear explanation and plan best cause of action to reduce symptoms and return you normal daily activities or sport

Spondylolisthesis

Symptoms:

Lower Back pain that may or may not radiate into the legs

Lower Back pain gets worse during activity or long periods of standing

Tightness through lower limb muscles

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The aim is to decrease pain and muscle tightness, this can be done using soft tissue massage to improve mobility. Rehabilitation exercises focus on releasing tight musculature and improving core strength.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Pilates

Disc prolapse (including sciatica)

Symptoms:

Pain, numbness or tingling in your arm, buttock, leg or foot

Tightness in your bottom and leg muscles

Weakness/loss of power in arm or leg muscles

Pain when bending or straightening your back

Pain gets worse when sneezing or coughing

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

Exercise therapy – including mobilising, strengthening, stretching and neural sliders Pain relief – ibuprofen can help, otherwise consult your GP or a pharmacist for different types of medication that are specific to nerve pain Massage Manual therapy Pilates (to prevent a recurrence) Surgery – this is a last resort and only when you have exhausted all other options

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapist

  • Sports therapist

  • Pilates instructor

Degenerative disc disease or Osteoarthritis

Symptoms:

Back Pain worse when sitting or standing for prolonged periods

Pain eases with movement or walking

Pain is worse first thing in the morning

Pain or difficulty straightening up or bending

Can cause pain, tingling or numbness in the leg

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

Exercise therapy – mobility, strengthening, stretching Pilates Massage Manual therapy

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapist

  • Sports therapist

  • Pilates instructor

Lower Back Pain

Symptoms:

Achy lower back pain

Pain during certain movements such s leaning backwards or bending forward

Pain may or may not radiate into the legs

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The treatment methods used to treat lower back pain depends on the cause, treatment methods used may include soft tissue massage, acupuncture, joint mobilisations and taping. Rehabilitation exercises focus on improving mobility, strength and decreasing pain.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Pilates

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