Back Pain

By: The Physio Company  06/07/2010
Keywords: Back Pain, Physio, Sciatica

Sixty percent of adults suffer from back pain every year and half become chronic sufferers. Back pain can be caused by problems with discs, joints, muscles and ligaments. Back pain is most often the result of acute trauma / injury, poor postural habits and the accumulation of physical stress on the spine but there are other causes of back pain such as inflammation, and rarer, more serious problems such as progressive diseases affecting bones and joints. A back problem, in turn can cause sciatica in which nerve pressure is experienced as pain in the leg, ankle or foot. Pins and needles and numbness are also common. All of our physios are specifically trained in the assessment and treatment of back injuries and pain.

Keywords: Back Pain, Physio, Sciatica