Back Pain Clinic Warwick | Back Pain Treatment in Warwickshire.
Back Pain Clinic Warwick.
Back Pain Clinic Warwick – Non-specific low back pain is tension, soreness and/or stiffness in the back, between the bottom of the rib cage and the top of the legs. Most people’s low back pain is described as ‘non-specific’, meaning that it is not possible to identify a specific cause of their pain. Several structures may contribute to the symptoms including the joints, discs and connective tissues.
This type of back pain is very common – in the UK, around 8 out of 10 people are affected by it at some time in their lives. Fortunately, most people find that their back pain goes away in a few days or within 12 weeks.
Back Pain Clinic Warwick. Rest or stay active?
In the past, treatment for back pain was rest. We now know that general activity and exercise is good for your back. Move as comfort allows and change your position frequently.
Back Pain Clinic Warwick. Why exercise?
When you develop pain some muscles can become tight or spasm. This can increase tension on joints or nerves and in turn cause stiffness and pain. Moving gently can help to ease this and provide other benefits such as:
• reducing pain by increasing the blood flow, which helps healing;
• lubricating your joints, which helps reduce stiffness;
• stretching and stimulating your joints, ligaments, muscles and
nerves, which helps to reduce pain;
• reducing tissue swelling by increasing the local circulation;
• releasing natural chemicals which help to reduce pain.
How long will my back pain last?
Everyone’s back pain will vary. However, the body’s healing processes start straightaway after injury or an episode of pain.
Current research suggests:
• 60–80% of people with acute low back pain improve in six weeks;
• 80–90% of people are pain free in three months.
Managing your pain
Your pain will vary during the day and may also alter with different positions. The key to managing your back pain well is:
• changing your position frequently;
• pacing yourself – not doing an activity for too long but only as comfort allows;
• carrying on with normal activities as your pain allows; and
• taking medication, if required, to help manage the symptoms.
Medication can play an important role in the management of your back pain.
It is often only required for a short period whilst your back pain settles.
Pain will often stop you moving naturally and cause stiffness in your joints.
It may also prevent muscles working effectively to support your spine.
Pain relief may assist you by reducing your pain, letting you move as
normally as possible and allowing you to carry out.