HOW TO PUT AN END TO BACK PAIN AND STIFFNESS
WITHOUT TAKING PAINKILLERS!
If you've got lower back pain, stiffness or an ache - it's very tempting to think that it's nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just slept "awkwardly" or that it's just a spasm that everyone gets. If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – and we hear this type of thing all the time.
In fact, Lower Back Pain is the most common injury we see in our Physio clinic in Bondi and when it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know how to get rid of it quickly. We can help you with that.
Some of the common things we hear
“WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?”
“WHY AM I SUFFERING WITH BACK PAIN AFTER PUTTING UP WITH IT FOR 6 MONTHS (OR MORE)."
“OH MY GOD I CAN BARELY MOVE. WILL I BE CRIPPLED FOR LIFE?”
DO ANY OF THESE SOUND LIKE YOU?
Maybe your back pain was caused by doing something like lifting, gardening or High Intensity Training or maybe it was caused from years of poor posture in front of the computer that caused your back muscles to become weaker. We actually love feet. But stress no more, our experienced team is here to help you.
What our Physio team can do for you:
Quickly take away your pain and stiffness within a couple of sessions through our hands on techniques and use of acupuncture needles that relax the muscles and loosen the joints to relieve your pain and quickly, tape acupuncture needles.
Tape the area to promote healing and get you back to your healthier self as soon as possible.
Help you understand the root cause of your foot and ankle pain.
Video Analysis of faulty movement patterns and posture to better identify why certain areas are stiff and sore.
Give you an exercise plan and teach you how to strengthen your neck and improve your posture for long standing relief.
Help you sleep better by removing the pain that is giving you broken sleep.
Help you get back to living a pain free life and return to your healthy active lifestyle.
Tips to Prevent/TREAT YOUR INJURY:
If your back pain is severe, bed rest may be needed, but if at all possible it should not be more than a day.
Avoid high impact activities but start light activities as soon as you can, such as short walks. Slow movement is good!
Try to do most of the normal things you do at work and at home except heavy lifting or twisting may need to be modified.
You may find applying heat packs soothing in the first day or two.
Posture is very important. When you are sitting or standing, have your shoulders relaxed back and you should feel tall. Good posture allows your muscles and joints to work effectively. When sitting, sit in a hard chair not the couch! Ideally with a rolled up towel in the small of your back for support
Avoid long periods of sitting or standing. Regularly change position and stretch, or get up and move frequently.
Get a thorough diagnosis, an understanding of what is causing your pain, and hands on physiotherapy to help decompress your stiff back joints and muscles and get you back to what you love as soon as possible.
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You can see us before or after work from 7am until 8pm Monday to Friday or Saturday mornings if weekdays are a struggle.