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Back Pain

Worried you have damaged, harmed or injured your back? Relax-we treat back pain all day every day!

Do you have back pain? We can help you be pain free fast!

Back pain and stiffness can be debilitating leading to time off work; preventing holidays or severely limit your ability to perform sports, engage in hobbies and enjoy life with family and friends.

The good news

Our expert Physiotherapists at Gosforth Physio and Wellness are highly skilled in diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention of low back pain and stiffness.

Treatment

We use our head before we use our hands!

Expert - Hands on treatment, acupuncture, dry needling and massage can help settle back pain, tight muscles, stiff-locked joints, sciatica, swelling and inflammation fast.

We do not keep you coming back week after week, month after month for unnecessary treatments (see our 'Better by 5'). We focus on the root cause fast and treat your pain quickly so you can move on with your life as fast as possible

You can be sure that you’re placing your health in the right hands. Once a detailed assessment is completed and we have established your diagnosis all appropriate treatment options will be discussed with you and treatment given in the session.

Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to aid speedy recovery from back pain and help prevent its recurrence.

Disc Bulge

A bulging disc can be a common injury sustained to your spine’s intervertebral disc, and it can occur in your lower back (lumbar spine), upper and mid-back (thoracic spine) or your neck (cervical spine).

A bulging disc is also often referred to as a slipped disc or a protruding disc. If the disc bulge is large enough to injure the annulus (outer layer of the disc), the nucleus (inner substance of the disc) can press outwards on the weakened disc wall, causing your disc to bulge outwards.

Stress

Stress and other emotional factors play a major role in low back pain, particularly persistent / chronic low back pain – and many people unconsciously tighten their back muscles when they are under stress. The major drivers of chronic pain states are stress and anxiety; they have been found to cause around 80% of sufferer’s symptoms.

In cases where there was an injury this will usually heal in approximately 3-4 months. However, the pain is still experienced, driven by chemical release from the stress hormones adrenalin and cortosol. A number of vicious circles form as a result, thus perpetuating the pain state.

We do not keep you coming back week after week, month after month for unnecessary treatments (see our 'Better by 5').
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Back pain causes

Back pain has many causes usually due to musculoskeletal issues and is generally diagnosed as non-specific low back pain. Non-specific low back pain is caused by problems with structures such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints particularly when pain arises suddenly during or following physical loading of the spine (postures).

Various uncommon bone disorders, tumours, fractures, infections, inflammatory conditions and pressure from structures near to the spine occasionally cause low back pain (less than 1% of cases). Diseases including osteoarthritis, spondylosis and osteoporosis can also cause pain due to joint degeneration.

Poor Posture

One of the major causes of back pain is poor posture, something that is becoming more and more common in modern society.

Basically, we humans were built to move – and we rarely do.

Poor posture, whether due to sitting, standing and lifting during work, or participating in hobbies and sports over a prolonged period of time, overloads the structures of your lower back. This overload leads to accumulated micro-trauma causing injury and back pain.

Muscles fatigue, ligaments overstretch, discs stretch and this places spinal joints and nerves under pain-causing pressure. Your brain tries to alleviate the pain by moving your body into postures that slacken the nerves being irritated. However, this can lead to the muscles being placed into shortened positions which eventually causes further irritation and pain, thus beginning a vicious circle of pain and dysfunction.

Treatments include:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Massage
  • Taping
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Trigger Point Muscle Release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Postural Education / Advice
  • Postural Strengthening

You will be taught specific strengthening, stretching and Pilates exercises to perform at home to enhance and speed up your recovery, allowing you to effectively self manage your problem.

It is very rare that an MRI scan or X Ray is required. However, if your Physiotherapist or you feel that further investigation is necessary we can arrange private scans quickly. Referrals can be arranged in 2-5 days at The Newcastle Clinic and at North Tyneside MRI Centre.

We NEVER give up on understanding and SOLVING your problem.

Do you want to be pain free, fitter, stronger and perform to your maximum?
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What do our customers say?
We have many new and returning customers that love the service we provide.

After battling back pain for a couple of months I decided to make an appointment to see James. On the first consultation he took his time to take a full history of what had happened and when. He told me what he thought it was that I had done. After 5 sessions it was still bothering me so James wrote to my GP asking if I could be referred for an MRI. Having just recently received the results of this, James was correct with his initial diagnosis from that very first consultation! I cannot thank James enough for all he has done. I recommend James and Gosforth physio & wellness hugely! Thank you!

Lauren Herriott Whitley Bay
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Over 90% of our patients get ‘Better by 5’ sessions.

If you need any of our physiotherapy, sports injury, sports massage or acupuncture services, you should see and feel a real difference by the end of your fifth session.

If, on the other hand, there is no improvement in your clinical condition or in the way you feel – we STOP after the fifth session. At that point, we reassess the reasons why there has been no apparent improvement and, if necessary, we can organise scans and letters to GP's and Consultants. You can be sure that we will never continue treating you unless there is a positive benefit – and only when you (and we) agree on your treatment plan.

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