My back’s gone…it just went… Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint, more common than you think.
It is estimated that between 70-90% of Australians will suffer an episode of back pain during their lives. You will know somebody that has had back pain and offer you advice on the best thing for it, physio, chiro, massage, acupuncture, the list is endless so what do you do when your back ‘goes’? You get an excruciating sharp pain, one that is screaming at you ‘don’t move’, one that is new and not overly welcome.
Below are some tips on what you can do to help with back pain and a short video from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy from England (because back pain is the same all around the World!!).
1 – most back pain is not due to a serious injury
2 – keep moving as pain allows
3 – see a GP for pain relief
4 – Lay on your back (you can be on the bed) and gently with your knees bent and feet flat on the bed let your legs roll from side to side (not into pain)
5 – book in to see a physio ASAP
Is it a disc? Have I got a tumour? Is my back crumbling? The good news is, we can answer all of those questions for you so if you are in pain or know somebody who is suffering with their back or unsure what to do then click here to book online now or call the Yanchep Medical centre on 9562 8100.