Lower back pain is the most common injury we see in our clinic. It is estimated that over 80% of adults report lower back pain each year, and that as a result, 8.9 million working days per year are lost. Chronic low back pain is now the leading cause of long term disability in the UK.
Lower back pain is generally a symptom of something else that is underlying. Usually, this is a movement issue, known as mechanical back pain, but it could also be down to degenerative changes, inflammation and muscle strains.
The good news is that seeing a Physiotherapist for back pain is usually all that is required to make a full recovery. As Physiotherapists, we take a deep look as to why you are in pain, whether that be a movement issue or something else. Once we have found out what exactly is causing your pain, we can formulate a treatment plan to fix the problem. The assessment may involve questions about what caused your pain, what makes your pain worse, if you are experiencing leg pain as well and if you are taking any pain relief medication.
Some of the techniques for lower back pain physiotherapy treatment include:
Usually, with a structured treatment plan, you can expect to see results immediately, and permanent results within 4-8 weeks.
We are lucky to have specialist back pain physiotherapist at all our clinics, and all our Physiotherapists are registered with the HCPC and all Sports Therapists are registered with BASRAT – who ensure regulated health and care excellence. We have dedicated IMS practitioners in both Hertford and Hitchin.
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