Spinal PainChartered Physiotherapy in Blackpool, St. Annes, Lytham, Poulton, Cleveleys and Fleetwood
Four in five people in the UK will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and spinal problems are among the most common causes of disability. This may sound excessive, but it varies hugely in terms of severity and the types of condition. For some, a simple spinal ache or pain will pass quickly; for others, it may become a long term debilitating condition that affects their ability to go about everyday life.
What are the different types and causes of spinal pain?
There is often more than one reason behind back pain, and a number of different areas in the body can be responsible. Lifestyle factors (such as smoking and lack of exercise) can up your chances of developing a spinal condition. Some of the most common types of spinal pain conditions include: irritation of nerve roots (sciatica), muscle spasm, bone deformities, muscle and ligament strains, and disc prolapses and degeneration. For some people, these may cause extreme pain and disability; for others, they may not show any symptoms at all.
How do you treat spinal aches and pain?
Physiotherapists are the back pain experts. It’s one of the most common conditions we treat. We’ll start by performing a full assessment of your condition to understand its history, causes and how it affects your mobility, pain and effects on day to day life. We can often pinpoint what’s contributing to your condition and begin treating it straight away. We are also well trained to spot other conditions that may present as back pain, and can refer you to your GP or a specialist, making us your ideal port of call.