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” or a bit of stiffness that “everyone” your age suffers from...
There’s no obvious reason why it happened - but it doesn’t seem to be shifting!
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 and Sciatica are the most common problem that we see in our physio clinics in Sittingbourne and Maidstone. And when it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know:
And When it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know....
Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it's just going to go away on it's own.
That they'll wake up one morning and like "magic", it'll be as if back pain never happened...But then 6 months later you're still living with back pain - often even worse than it was when it come on.
One of the most common scenarios that we see all the time at the different Xcel Health Clinics is when our clients visit the GP surgery. They are told to rest and given painkillers to take the pain away and then to wait and ‘see how it goes’.
But what they don’t tell you is that complete rest is actually rarely the best solution for back pain. More often that not, it causes stiffness and makes the problem worse. When our clients go back to see the GP after 6 weeks, there is very little that has changed and they are told to rest more and given even stronger painkillers.
It's probably why so many people suffer with chronic back pain.
Why else does back pain last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people.
Maybe you think your back pain was caused by doing something - like lifting or sleeping awkwardly - but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak and the lifting or the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.
If you don't know what you’re doing - back pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as 'part of life' - as if it's normal, and 'just the way it is'.
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physios at our Sittingbourne or Maidstone Physiotherapy Clinic to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.Click Here
Well, here's 4 things you can do:
1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that Back pain will 'just go away with time', but then 6 months down the line they're still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse
2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your Back pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a Physiotherapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your back even more like some exercises do).
3. Avoid sitting and long periods of rest - ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your back feels so painful and tight? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to Back pain is rest, and sit for long periods of time. Too much rest, and sitting in awkward positions makes your back stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
4. Get real, “hands-on” Physio - Physio is proven to help people with low-back pain. In fact at Xcel Health, it is one of the most common injuries we see. If your back pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - Physio can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
If you would like to know how the Physiotherapy team at Xcel Health (clinics in Sittingbourne and Maidstone) can help you live with less Back pain - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:
Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are anxious or sceptical about Physiotherapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.
Here’s just a few of the things our Physiotherapy Team can do for you:
We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions
We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your Back pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes
Pain can “zap” you of energy and limit a peaceful nights sleep - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day
We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery
We can help you put an end to taking all of those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term
We can help you avoid dangerous spinal surgery - and painful injections
We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that back pain has stolen from you
We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right
We can help you to sit more comfortably and walk longer than 15 minutes without your back feeling weak and painful or like it is going to “give-way”...
Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic back pain If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physiotherapy clinics in Sittingbourne and Maidstone, then please just click the button below and complete the short form.Click Here