Acute Back Pain: Cause and Treatment

Man holding a painful back due to back knottsAlmost all of us experience some degree of back pain at some point in our lives. For many though, back pain is a continuing problem in their life. It may develop due to improper lifting, stress, muscle tension, bending, carrying heavy things and even standing or sitting for a long period. However some are caused by an accident or sports injuries. There are physiotherapy treatment options such as Power Assisted Micro-manipulation, mobilisations and core stabilisation programs.

Depending on the severity of the pain, physiotherapy is the most practical solution for most long standing or sudden (acute) back pain. We have successfully treated patients with different kinds of acute and chronic pain in the back. Our physiotherapists are experienced in the treatment of acute back pain and are specialists at diagnosing and treating this problem areas.

General tips for preventing acute back problems include regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. There are other factors that can help to prevent acute back pain such as maintaining spinal and limb mobility and maintaining the strength of the core muscles which support the spine. Another way is adopting proper body postures when you are sitting, sleeping, standing and even driving. Proper care of your body is the best way to be free from pain and living life to the full.

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.