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.
However, some people suffer repeated episodes. And their issue can also be associated with other symptoms, such as leg pain or sciatica. People experience back pain for all sorts of reasons. It may start following a specific incident, such as bending awkwardly, lifting something or after an accident. 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.
When someone attends for support with their concern, 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. “What does your pain feel like to you?” “Where is it? Does it move? Where to?” “When do you notice it most?” When you are in pain, your words matter. The answers to these questions give me a deeper understanding of how your concern is impacting your day-to-day activities and help me access your issue in a more complete manner.
Back pain care can not be a formula or “one size fits all”.
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 your issue does not resolve itself within a day or two or if you have suffered with repeated episodes of low back pain, I would recommend you seek advice from a medical health professional. Remember, you only have one body and addressing a problem sooner rather than later is best.
I attended Treasa in Natural Back Health with chronic back pain which was gradually worsening over about 20 years. My back problem got to the stage where I was suffering almost monthly […]
Through Treasa’s treatment and education on self-help, I have now gone several months without issue. Treasa is a true professional in her field and practices with great expertise and empathy towards her patients. I highly recommend Treasa to anyone suffering back pain.
David Fleming – December 2019
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Natural Back Health is a private professional service providing gentle, low force and safe therapy to bring about healing and relief. I will support your recovery out of pain and back to doing the things you love. I have a whole health and body philosophy to my treatments. My plan of care generally includes tailored advice on stress management, nutrition, exercise, sleep and in-house gentle manual therapy.
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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.