Why is my back sore?
There are many reasons why people suffer backpain. It can be sedentary lifestyle, wear and tear, injury or there could be underlying health issues that manifest itself as back pain.
At Perfect Therapy clinic we will be able to asses you and suggest what the cause of your back pain might be. We will discuss your goals and plan the treatment. Sometimes we might recommend for you to see your GP or a consultant and/ or to get a scan, X-ray or other investigation.
Common causes of back pain include:
- herniated disc
- muscle strain
- ankylosing spondylitis
- vertebral fracture
- spinal stenosis
Back pain can be also a symptom of kidney infection, endometriosis or other gynaecological issue, bowel problems or cancer. It is therefore important to recognise red flags and refer to your GP for investigations if we suspected other than musculoskeletal or orthopaedic cause of your backpain.
How can we help to relieve backpain?
Depending on the full assessment and after establishing the cause of your back pain we might do a combination of following treatments. The choice of treatment will also depend on whether you have acute back pain or chronic backpain.
- soft tissue work / myofascial release
- heat or cold treatment
- tailored exercise program to strengthen the weak muscles, stretch the tight / shortened muscles and work on improving posture and function
- DNS technique - particularly effective for chronic backpain
- neuromuscular therapy
- electrotherapy or ultrasound
- vertebral mobilisation
- dry needling
- ergonomic advise
Yoga for lower back pain relief - classes run in Tralee by registered Yoga for lower backs teacher Maeve Ferris