5 Facts about Back Pain

As part of this year’s Backcare Awareness week, Here are 5 facts about Low Back Pain.

1. Back pain is very common.

Back pain can be very painful and worrying. It is very common but most of the time isn’t serious. 84% of people worldwide will experience back pain at some point in their lives & that figure is increasing.

2. Scans for back pain are rarely needed.

Scans are only needed when a serious condition is suspected (e.g. cancer, broken bones or infections). Scans will almost always show something and it is poorly linked with back pain. Many abnormalities found are also found in people without any pain at all!

3. The back is not that vulnerable to damage.

Most people think the spine needs to be protected & not moved when in pain. Research has shown that back structures do not go ‘out of place’ or ‘slip’. This is factually incorrect and has led to fear, protective guarding, avoidance and disability throughout the world. Physiotherapist are trained not to use this language and can help.

4. The back is designed for bending and lifting.

In the same way that a person can get a sore knee after doing an activity, people can get back pain when they lift something awkwardly or something that they aren’t used to. The back doesn’t like change so anything do for the first time should be taken with care until you build a tolerance structurally to doing it.

5. Exercise is good for back pain but people are often afraid to try

Exercise is helpful for back pain. More than 30 minutes per day has the greatest health benefits, but any amount you can manage will result in benefit. What type of exercise you do is up to you. Research has shown that it doesn’t really matter which you try so long as you enjoy it!

Overall Back Pain can get better. You just need guidance from somebody qualified to work out whats best for you and your lifestyle.

If you or a friend you know is suffering with a bad back right now and would link our help then click the link below to get in touch.

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to our very first Physio blog post

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Thank you for taking the time to read our very first blog post today. I have so much I want to share with you about my clinic and how we help make a difference to so many people’s lives. So I hope you will follow me on my journey as the business grows to help even more people too 

For my first blog I want to rewind back time & recap a little on what has been a crazy couple of months at the clinic.

Back in July 2018, I took the reigns & became the New Owner and Principle Physio here at the Physio & Sports Injury Clinic, following a 5 year stint working here as an associate. Looking back now I can’t quite believe where the time has gone but ‘time flies when you’re having fun!’

Keys in hand, I hit the ball rolling with a complete refurbishment & overhaul of the clinic straight away (it was well overdue). After a lick of paint, new furniture and the help of the amazing - Seas Design I now have a shiny new-looking clinic and brand identity, which I hope you will like.

Our re-launch evening (on 19th a Sept) marked the start of the new Clinic brand identity, and I want to thank friends, family and past patients who all came out that evening to support my new venture. It was a very special night for me, so Thank You.

Since the re-launch we’ve had a completely new Website created: (www.thephysionorthwales.co.uk). Go check it out and let me know what you think. I’d love your feedback.

The clinic now offers a bigger menu of services:

  • Physio

  • Sports massage

  • Acupuncture

  • Taping

  • Video Gait Analysis

  • Sports and Performing Arts injuries

So if you or a friend needs our help but are unsure if physio, sports massage or acupuncture can even help you, then don’t hesitate in getting in touch and we can help discuss with you what we think is best.

Lastly keep a look out for regular updates on the blog. We’ll try and post regularly about loads of different topics (Clinic news, injury top tips, exercise & nutrition) to help keep you all Injury-free.

Oliver.

www.thephysionorthwales.co.uk

01492 545 291