Back pain and headaches are the most common disorder to our population. Back injury occurs in sport, in car accidents resulting in whiplash injuries. A fall can cause a back injury and this type of injury can even occur form getting out of bed. When our back has recovered from the injury through physiotherapy treatment and help there is no reason why any area of the back is 100% better. The person should be able to lead an active life without pain.
The onset of back pain can be quick or the onset can be very slow. You may know how it has happened or when it happened. Or there may be no idea for the reason for the onset of back pain. It has to be realised we use the spine all the time.
It is important to maintain the correct back posture in different positions, this is known as neck lordosis and back lordosis. When maintaining any of these positions remember to keep your back hollow to reduce unnecessary aches and strains.
We are a nation of drivers and we all have different working environments.
You know your own working need of the back and how it can be harmed.
Ann Clare is very experienced at treating back disorders. Ann started her experience taking the “back classes” in the rehabilitation gym of the local district hospital 28 years ago.
The vertebral column can be affected by many differing conditions. The success of the treatment will depend to a large extent on the accurate diagnosis and the ability to localise the level to which lesions lie.
Disc problems are the major cause of back trouble and back pain. On a lighter note stiffness in areas of the vertebral column such as facet joints can give back pain tenderness and limitation of activity.