Back Pain

About back pain

Back pain affects nearly all of us at some point in our lives. It can be the result of a specific injury or simply long term aches and pains. Back pain can be caused by a number of factors including prolonged poor posture or inactivity, reaching and twisting, trauma or a number of other lifestyle factors. Back pain can be experienced in a number of different ways including a dull ache or stiffness across the back, a burning sensation or sharp catch during movement. Sometimes the pain can radiate from the low back down into the buttocks and along the leg and can be associated with pins and needles or numbness into the feet. The pain might be brought on by movement or it might be there all the time.

Common sources of back pain

  • Disc problems including prolapsed/ “slipped” disc
  • Nerve pain including sciatica, compressed/ “trapped” nerve
  • Stiff back joints including facet joint degeneration
  • Muscle strain/ spasm
  • Sacro-iliac dysfunction
Physiotherapy Lisburn Back pain

Who is affected by back pain?

9 out of 10 people will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. It is common in all age groups, male or female, inactive or active. Whether you are training for a marathon, getting ready for your next game or just trying to get through the day nothing slows you down faster than back pain.

How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Back Pain?

Our experienced physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis for your back pain. This will involve spending time with you asking about your symptoms and doing movements and tests to find out the origin of your pain. After this analysis of the cause of your pain we will treat the joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments or discs that are causing your problem. As indicated by your examination treatment may involve;

We aim to restore your mobility and get you back to your daily activities or sport quickly and safely.