80% of the UK population will suffer from back pain at some point in their life.
According to the Health and Safety Executive’s Labour Force Study of 2016-17 38% of sick days were due to back pain, this totals 194,000 cases leading to 3.2 million sick days.
Most back pain is muscular in origin or has a large muscular component to it and will usually ease within 6-12 weeks as long as you are able to keep moving through the pain. Physiotherapy can help speed up this process considerably.
If you feel that the pain is not just muscular or you have symptoms such as pain travelling down either or both legs, or pins and needles/numbness – you definitely need to see a physiotherapist. Symptoms like these should not be left – the quicker you get treatment the faster your recovery.
Our Physiotherapists have over 50 years of combined experience and we see a lot of low back pain! We are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of low back pain, so if you are suffering don’t delay, call us today on 01438 317037 – we can see you within 48 hours (weekends not included).
Kerri Surman – Specialist Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist