Lower Back Pain

The lumbar spine, or low back, is a complex structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles – all working together to provide support, strength, and flexibility. Due to the large number of different parts working together, it is one of the most common causes of pain and a perfectly valid reason for visiting a Physiotherapy Clinic.
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The Lumbar Spine What Can Go Wrong

The lower back supports the weight of the upper body and provides lateral mobility for everyday motions such as bending and twisting. Muscle groups in this region are responsible for flexing and rotating the hips, as well as supporting forward and backward motion within the spinal column.

Nerves embedded in the column supply sensation and power the muscles in the pelvis, legs, and feet. Issues occur when one or more of these systems works improperly, thereby affecting all of the other systems and creating strain and inflammation.

First4Therapy Advice

  • What should I do if I have acute low back pain?
  • Can First4Therapy help you?
What should I do if I have acute low back pain?

Apply cold or hot packs locally and take over the counter pain medication like paracetamol and ibuprofen (provided there are no contra-indications) for the first few days.

Keep moving gently, avoiding movements that increase pain. Bed rest has not been shown to improve outcomes.  You must seek urgent medical attention if: (a.) your back pain is associated with problems passing urine or stools, (b.) if you have decreased sensation over the genital area or (c.) have pain or pins and needles going down both legs.

Can First4Therapy help you?

Yes. Vinita has worked as an extended scope physiotherapist in the NHS assessing and diagnosing spinal pain and referring patients appropriately for additional investigations or for consultant opinion . She will take a full history and examine you thoroughly before arriving at a diagnosis. Your condition will be explained to you and a treatment plan specific to you will be agreed with you.

Manual therapy (joint mobilisation), soft tissue massage, exercise therapy for improving core strength and acupuncture have all been shown to help recovery from low back pain.

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    First4Therapy are a Chartered Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic based in Laindon. We also treat patients from the surrounding areas including Basildon, Horndon, Billericay, Brentwood and Stanford-le- hope.

    We provide physiotherapy and acupuncture for a wide range of conditions. Our chartered and state registered physiotherapists will provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment that is tailored to resolve your particular problem.

    First4Therapy are a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; Health Professions Council; Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; British Association of Hand Therapists.

    Registered Physiotherapy provider for BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Exeter Friendly, Aviva, Cigna and Vitality Health.

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