Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem that affects many people. In fact, 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a sudden injury from trauma or gradually come on over time due to repetitive movement and sedentary positions. If you are experiencing back pain, it is important to seek help from a qualified healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist.

Acute pain refers to pain that is sudden in onset and have lasted for less than 12 weeks. Chronic pain is defined by a pain that has lasted more than 12 weeks. Even though the word chronic sounds like it is permanent, it does not have to be. Both types of back pain can be debilitating and affect your quality of life. Fortunately, physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for both acute and chronic back pain.

During your initial physiotherapy assessment, your physiotherapist will perform a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your back pain. They may ask you questions about your medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your habits, range of motion, and muscle strength. By identifying patterns, a treatment plan can be made and executed for your benefit. Our physiotherapists at Berlin Medical and Rehabilitation Centre will always make sure you understand your problem and the plan to proceed. 

Once your physiotherapist has identified the cause of your back pain, they will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include a combination of manual therapy techniques, such as massage or joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as exercise therapy to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength.

Pilates is a type of exercise that can be particularly effective for people with back pain. Pilates exercises are designed to improve core strength and stability, which can help to reduce pressure on the back and prevent future injuries. Your physiotherapist may also provide education on proper posture and body mechanics to help you prevent further back pain in the future. They can also help you develop strategies for managing your pain, such as relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices.

With the right treatment and guidance, it is possible to overcome back pain and return to your daily activities. Don’t let back pain hold you back – seek help from a qualified physiotherapist today.