Back and neck pain are musculoskeletal disorders.
The common causes of back pain include injury, strain, slipped disc, sciatica, ankylosing spondylitis and poor posture.
The common causes of neck pain include injury (whiplash), poor posture, sleeping in an awkward position, strains and arthritis.
Pain can be localised to the back or neck area or more widespread and travel into the buttocks and legs, shoulder, arms or back. With neck pain there might be an associated headache and/or a restriction in range of movement.
What To Expect From Physiotherapy
Some of the most common conditions that we treat are:-
When to see your GP
If the pain is persistent and getting progressively worse, or if there are additional symptoms, such as a lack of co-ordination, visual problems, arm or leg weakness, problems walking, loss of bladder or bowel control, a high temperature (fever), pins and needles affecting your arms or legs and/or unexplained weight loss.
Tips To Help Prevent Back/Neck Pain