How to put an End to Back Pain and Stiffness the natural way, without relying on pain killers and endlessly avoiding doing the things you love and worrying about losing your independence.
Back Pain and Stiffness is something which affects a huge number of people, especially in their 40s 50s, and 60s. Many of our patients tell us that they initially hoped their lower back pain, ache or stiffness happened because they ‘slept funny’, or that it’s just ‘one of those spasms you get at your age’ and that everyone suffers from them. Unfortunately, they quickly find themselves in the position that it just didn’t seem to be shifting and repeatedly feel like ‘your back could go at any time’, and what is worse….’for no obvious reason’ which becomes an issue that you struggle to protect!
Most people think and hope that when they get Back Pain or Sciatica that it will just go away on its own. They often find themselves 6 months (and More) later learning to ‘just live with it’. It becomes part of your routine to avoid certain activities that you would normally have not thought twice about, and quite often patients describe a life where they sacrifice doing something they love for a week of increased pain.
Does That Sound Like You?
If any of this resonates with you..you’re not alone- we hear and see this type of issue ALL the time. In fact, Sciatica, Lower Back Pain and Stiffness is THE most common problem that we see in our physio clinic.
The big Questions we get asked are
"Why is This Happening to me?"
Most people have exhausted all options as to Why in order to know what to avoid.. but it still doesn’t get answered and More often
"Why do I still suffer with Back Pain after 6 months (Maybe More) even though I have tried things to help?"
Another scenario we see regularly is that you have tried pain killers and ‘Rest’ to ‘see how it goes’. Some of our patients have followed these guidelines completely but have found that often 6 weeks later, they end up returning to the Doctor as it hasn’t gotten any better. We have several patients who then used stronger pain killers, MORE rest, Different Pain killers, less rest and so on! They find themselves in a horrible cycle of pain, frustration and quite quickly feeling like they've run out of options. It's no surprise why so many people 40 + are suffering on with long term, chronic back pain and back issues.
Does this sound Familiar to what’s happened to You?
Unfortunately, in today’s world, an abundance of information makes it too easy to get confused. Add to the fact that you will have been told different things, by different people. Unfortunately, not all of it is either TRUE or HELPFUL.
A lot of our patients who suffered from Chronic Back Pain were tormented with the fear of what caused it. "Maybe I shouldn’t have bent down that way that morning and it wouldn’t have gone". "I wish I hadn’t slept funny that night…." the list goes on. The true reality often resides in the fact that YES you felt pain at that moment, but its highly likely that it wasn’t THAT action that got you there! it was years and years of poor posture, prolonged positions that cause your back to become weakened and the pain you felt from lifting, the putting of the socks on, the twist getting out of the car…was the EFFECT from a lifetime of that…. I like to refer to it as THE ACCUMULATION Factor.
If you don’t know what the right thing to do is, and often tried and followed several bits of conflicting advice. Back pain and stiffness can be confusing and frustrating. It creeps into every aspect of your life.
Sadly, it often adds to those feelings of ‘hopelessness’ and ‘frustration’ making the list even longer of things that ‘just didn’t work for you’. We often see many patients who feel that they need to ‘accept and put up with their pain’ as it’s here to stay forever.
Do You Ever Feel This Way?
If You’re Currently living with and Suffering from Back Pain, go through this quick check list to see if any of these reasons are causing your Back Pain to last longer:
We'd love to hear from you...
If any of these happened to you- we would love to hear from you by inviting you to book a call to chat with one of our back pain physiotherapists at our Inverness Physiotherapy Clinic to find out what you can do to finally help your Back. The great thing about trying things that haven’t worked, (and we forget about this positive), is that you are one more step closer to finding out the thing that does work! We see this ALL the time, we cut the steps out and get onto helping you feel a lot better.
Click below to book a call with our Back Pain Physio to get some solid advice over the phone. It is our passion to help people in pain and discomfort, get back to living the life they loved to lead. This call is complimentary, at no cost and with no obligation to book appointments. We want to help you make the right decision about what to do next that’s best for you.
What can I do to get rid of MY Back Pain as Quickly as possible?
Here’s 4 things to try today:
How can Alba Physiotherapy help you...
If you would like to know how Alba Physiotherapy in Inverness can help you get Your Back, Back on Track, we would love you to join us for a Free Discovery Visit. This is a 20-minute consultation with a Back-Pain Physiotherapist to discuss your Back issues and the impact it is having. It is ideal for someone who is nervous about coming to Physio. Someone unsure whether this is the right option for them AND you want to find out what is wrong. There is no obligation or commitment to further treatment. Our goal at Alba Physiotherapy is to get you back quicker. If we think that Physio is NOT right for you, we will tell you.
Here Are some of the Things our Patients with Back Pain have reported that we have done for them within a few sessions
Living on painkillers...
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