Back pain is a very common condition in the UK with a recent survey showing almost half (49%) of the adult population reporting low back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the last year.
It is estimated that four out of every five adults (80%) will experience back pain at some stage in their life.
In most cases it is very difficult to identify a single cause. In about 85% of back pain sufferers no clear pathology can be identified. It is thought that the following factors could contribute to back pain:
Having had back pain in the past, smoking and obesity.
Physical factors such as heavy physical work, frequent bending, twisting, lifting, pulling and pushing, repetitive work, static postures and vibrations.
Psychosocial factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, job satisfaction, mental stress.
Simple measures can be taken to reduce the chances of developing back pain and thereby reducing the impact of existing back pain. Current medical advice is for people experiencing back pain to stay active as bed rest will generally only make the pain worse.
Physical exercise can be a very effective method to reduce the pain and discomfort that long-term pain sufferers’ experience.
How can we help?
Back care classes. A six week program for no more than 5 people to ensure you receive the attention you need to undertake a progressive exercise program. Please call for details of the next program.
Preparation of a tailored exercise program to work through on your own. This includes a full postural analysis to ensure the program is tailored to your needs
1-2-1 personal training focusing on exercise for the management of lower back pain
Sports massage and stretching advice
Although based in Park Gate, we can provide tailored personal training programs across the Portsmouth, Southampton and Fareham regions for back pain sufferers.
We would be happy to come into your organisation and run group sessions for both back pain sufferers and those looking to prevent future back pain. Please contact Tracey for details of prices and availability