Back Pain, notably lower back pain, is one of the most common conditions at Warrington Pain Clinic.
It can be characterised by discomfort, pain, or stiffness in the upper, middle, or lower back. It can range in severity from a mild ache to sharp and debilitating pain, and various factors can cause it.
Symptoms of back pain may include:
* Dull ache or sharp pain in the back: The pain may be felt in a specific area or spread across the entire back.
* Stiffness and limited mobility: You may find it difficult to move your back or stand up straight.
* Muscle spasms: Your back muscles may feel tight, and you may experience involuntary muscle contractions.
* Radiating pain: Pain may radiate to other parts of the body, such as the legs or arms.
* Numbness or tingling: You may experience a sensation of numbness or tingling in the back or other parts of the body.
Several factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and more, can cause back pain. Underlying medical conditions, such as scoliosis, fibromyalgia, or ankylosing spondylitis, can also cause it.
Treatment for back pain may include over-the-counter pain relievers, massage, chiropractic adjustments, or in some cases, surgery. However, in many cases, simple lifestyle changes such as maintaining good posture, regular exercise, and stretching can help to prevent and alleviate back pain, which is why after treatment, a rehabilitation plan will be sent to you to aid your treatment.
An Orthopaedic Assessment will help determine the possible cause of your back pain to determine exactly where the pain is coming from.