Most people will suffer one or more episodes of back pain during their lives. Often people find it starts suddenly and gets better quickly, without the need for any treatment. Your body is capable of recovering by itself.
However, some people suffer repeated episodes. It can also be associated with other symptoms, such as leg pain or sciatica. It may start following a specific incident, such as bending awkwardly, lifting something or after an accident. Or it can develop gradually, perhaps as a result of poor posture, an uncomfortable work position or repetitive strain.
When someone come to me for care for their pain, I typically ask them to point to where their pain is. Back pain for you might be at your tailbone, or it may be in the small curve of your back and for another it may be around your belt line. Each area relates to different structures in your body.
Some back pain can be extremely painful and persistent. People experience back pain for all sorts of reasons. It might be the way they sit or stand, or perhaps the nature of their work. Worry and stress can also be an important factor.
Sometimes an old injury, or a build up over time of tension, might also cause problems. And then sometimes, there is often no obvious reason why back pain develops.
The area of discomfort is specific to you, your medical history is specific to you and the reason it started is unique to you. All of this must be gone through before I can decide on what is the best plan of care for you.
If you have any further questions regarding this topic please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on 087 1815007 or here. Gentle hands-on care at Natural Back Health may be suitable for you. Remember, addressing a problem sooner rather than later is best.
Hopefully you find this general information informative and helpful, however it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.
Appointment times are flexible with late evening availability at the Cork street clinic. The last consultation time for new clients is 19.30. The last regular care appointment is 20.00.