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What can I do in the early stages when my back is really painful?

Aug 9, 2018

Lower back pain - physiotherapy can help

What to do in the early stages of back pain?

Stay active and potter around

Use heat over the painful area (protect your skin with a towel)

Gradually increase your normal activities

Continue with regular exercise

Take painkillers if you need to stay active

See a physiotherapist for a full assessment and specific tailored advice, treatment and exercises

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How can physiotherapy help manage back pain?

If you see a physiotherapist quickly, this can not only speed up recovery but also prevent the problem happening again.

Physiotherapy can help you to reduce your pain, improve your flexibility and strength.

Physiotherapists use hands on physiotherapy treatments including; massage, mobilisation, manipulation, myofascial release, neural release, combined with stretching, core stability and strengthening exercises to help you get back to normal.

Physiotherapists can give you advice, exercises and treatment to reduce the risk of your symptoms returning again in the future.

Physios are the third largest health profession after doctors and nurses.

Getting a good nights sleep with back pain

It is better to lie on your side or your back. Lying on your front is not advised as you have to turn to breathe which then this twists your spine from the neck down.

If lying on your side use 2 pillows to fill the gap between your neck and shoulder to keep your head in a neutral position. Also a pillow between your knees can help to keep your spine level.

If you are lying on your back a pillow under your knees can help to take off the tension from your back too.

 

If you are suffering from back pain in Havant, Rowlands Castle, Waterlooville, Emsworth, Petersfield, Chichester, Southsea, Clanfield, Cowplain, Denmead or surrounding areas then please email enquiries@physio-logical.net, call 07835 712306 or book online.

We can help you say goodbye to your lower back pain today!

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