Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition that affects at least 60% of adults at some points in their lives. Because most of our movements involve the back to some degree, it can be a much more unpleasant experience than many injuries to other parts of the body.

Back pain is often categorised by how long it has been affecting the patient. Acute back pain is a short term episode, with chronic back pain lasting more than six weeks.

The current advice for dealing with an episode of acute back pain is as follows:

Both acute and chronic back pain respond well to physiotherapy treatment. At Ede Therapies, we recognise that there are many different causes of back pain and will assess and treat you accordingly.

Sometimes, recurring episodes of back pain can indicate that there are other problems, such as postural issues, overuse, muscle imbalance, or core instability. All of these problems respond well to physiotherapy and you are advised to seek treatment as soon as possible.