Back Pain

Man bent over with pain in lower back

Whether triggered by poor posture, lifting incorrectly, trauma or some other mechanism the majority of people are affected by back pain at some point in their life.  It can have a significant impact on your day to day life, you may miss days off work, miss out on social activities or prevent you from doing the things you love.   Our aim is to give you the confidence to move freely and have the tools you need to feel better and stay better.  Conditions include, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, facet joint irritation or a slipped disc.

How can Petersfield Physiotherapy help?

We will firstly take the time to listen to you and understand how your symptoms are impacting your day to day life, whether there are any activities you are struggling with or any particular activities you want to return to.  Depending on the nature of the problem back pain can be treated with joint mobilisations, manipulation and massage therapy amongst other modalities. Electrotherapy may be used to reduce associated muscle spasm and to give pain relief.  We will also work with you to develop a suitable home exercise programme to complement the time you spend with us in clinic which can significantly improve treatment outcomes and will aim to reduce the risk of recurrence of the problem.