Back Pain

Common causes

Slipped Disc – Pinched Nerve – Sprined Ligaments – Torn Muscle
* Note: pinched nerves often cause Muscle Spasms

What can I do to help me get better?

Gently exercise your Back to restore movement and flexibility and to ensure that the muscles are acting to support your back.

Try to stay active. Do as many of your normal activities as possible.Staying active helps you to recover more quickly.

Stay at work if you can. People who stay at work after an accident recover more quickly than those who take time off.

Treatment Options

Pain relieving medication Pain relieving medication such as paracetamol can be prescribed.

Advice about posture

Advice about how to sit and stand correctly can be helpful in addition to maintaining usual activities and exercising.

Passive joint mobilisation

A therapist gently and repetitively moves the joints in the neck region to reduce pain and restore normal movement in the neck. This can be used if it reduces your symptoms.

Spinal manipulation

A therapist applies a gentle quick single thrust to the joint to the limit of its range of movement. This produces a clicking sound. The manipulation aims to reduce pain and restore motion. It can be used if it reduces your symptoms.