More about back pain
It can be quite a scary experience, especially when it comes on quite quickly and is quite an intense pain. As a patient (back pain sufferer) it’s not easy to uncover the cause, what you should be doing to relieve it and how to get better.
That’s when we can help. At goPhysio we see dozens of people a month who come in with quite severe pain in their back. Often this has come on suddenly without any warning or it may have gradually worsened over time. In the majority of cases, back pain isn’t anything too serious and when handled in the right way will resolve quickly.
We recommend getting an accurate assessment, treatment and exercises to get you active and back to full fitness, as soon as possible.
Why choose goPhysio?
Don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of happy patients willing to share their thoughts on their goPhysio experiences. You can read more reviews here.
Very efficient staff. My back pain treatment through physiotherapy was 100 percent successful within 3 weeks after having endured this disability for decades. My physiotherapist was clear in his explanations and diagnosis and there was total professionalism which gave me confidence in getting better. Physiotherapy was followed by weekly pilates which is conducted in small groups with a high degree of care and attention. Thank you.
– A. May
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Sudden back pain? One of our Physiotherapists or Sports Therapists will be able to accurately diagnose your injury, help you understand what is going on and put together a personalised recovery plan to help get you better and pain-free.
Recurrent back Pain? If you have an on-going injury or nagging back pain that won’t go away, we can help you identify what’s going on and why and put in place an action plan to solve your problem. This may be through physiotherapy, massage, exercise based rehabilitation or coming to a specialist class, such as Pilates. Our range of onsite services mean that we can give you the right treatment at the right time and get you better quickly.
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I’ve suddenly woke up with back pain, what should I do?
Which painkillers are best for my back pain?
Should I use heat an ice pack to ease my pain?
muscle spasm, relieve pain and make it easier to move about. 10-15 minutes every couple of hours is good.
My pain is quite severe and isn't easing what should I do?
Do I need an X-ray or MRI scan to see what’s going on with my back?
do so unnecessarily. Having a scan when you don’t need it may actually make things
worse, as normal signs of ageing can be misinterpreted. An MRI scan is not always needed to find out what’s going on, it’s not a picture of pain, it’s a picture of normal
changes that can occur in the body. You can have someone with back pain and a ‘normal’ scan or X-ray and someone who’s never had back pain that has changes on imaging. Scans are only recommended as part of the bigger picture when indicated.