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Back Pain Specialists

MId Ulster Back Care are specialists in the treatment of back pain. These ailments are very common but are usually easy to rectify.

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Back Pain Specialists

At our clinic in Mid-Ulster we combine the latest technology with clinical expertise. We are general physiotherapists and back pain specialists. Our physiotherapists also specialise in sports injuries and massage techniques.

  • All physios are members of the healtth professions council
  • We are back pain specialists
  • We treat people under their private health plans
  • Adequate parking all within a small walking distance

Causes Of Back Pain

Your back is a complex structure of bones, muscles, nerves and joints. This can make it difficult at times to identify the exact cause of pain. Thankfully, mid-ulster backcare has the experience and specialist physiotherapists to identify the symptoms or the problem and carry out an effective plan of treatment.

Most instances of back pain are caused by strains, sprains, minor injuries, sports injuries, or a pinched/ irritated nerve. Fewer instances are caused by serious damage, disability or disease.

Back pain can also be triggered by everyday activities, at home or at work, or it can gradually developed over time as a result of prolonged sitting or standing, poor posture or poor technique. Other causes of back pain include:

  • Bending awkwardly or for long periods
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling incorrectly
  • Slouching in chairs
  • Twisting
  • Over-stretching
  • Driving in a hunched position or driving for long periods without taking a break
  • Overuse of the muscles due to sports or repetitive movements
  • Sometimes back pain develops suddenly and for no apparent reason. Some people just wake up one morning with back pain and have no idea what caused it.

Back Pain Risk Factors

Certain risk factors increase your chances of developing back pain. These include:

  • being overweight – the extra weight puts pressure on the spine; you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator to find out if you need to lose weight
  • smoking – this may be due to tissue damage in the back caused by smoking or the fact that smokers tend to have unhealthier lifestyles than non-smokers
  • being pregnant – the extra weight of carrying a baby can place additional strain on the back
  • medication – long-term use of medication known to weaken bones – such as corticosteroids
  • stress – stress is thought to cause tension in the back muscles which can result in back pain
  • depression – back pain can make people feel depressed, which can sometimes result in weight gain which leads to increased pain and worsening depression

In a small number of cases, back pain is caused by a specific medical condition such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Slipped disk
  • Sciatica

Source: NHS Choices

If you are experiencing back pain for any reason, the good news is that it can almost always be treated very effectively. Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss your back pain problems.

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