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BACK/NECK PAIN

At Bradley Physio we have over 20 years of experience treating back pain, neck pain and whiplash. Whether your problem is early morning stiffness or sciatica with pain radiating into your legs our physiotherapists have the skills required to determine the best treatments for you. For long term management of their symptoms many clients choose to join our physiotherapist led pilates classes in our on-site studios.

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BACK PAIN

As always our approach at Bradley Physio is hands-on wherever possible including deep soft tissue massage, spinal mobilisations and manipulation(where appropriate) in our treatment plans. Lumbar (low back) traction, electrotherapy, acupuncture, postural advice and home exercises may also be included in your care.

Prolapsed disc - occurs when the jelly like centre of the intervertebral disc bulges outwards towards the spinal nerves as they leave the spinal cord. The damaged disc and the pressure on the nerve can lead to pain, muscle weakness, pins and needles or numbness in part of the leg.

Spondylosis - is age-related 'wear and tear' that can affect the discs and bones of the spine (vertebrae) and the surrounding ligaments. Symptoms include early morning stiffness of the low back, backache and reduced range of movement of the low back.

Sciatica - is the term often used to describe radiating pain, pins and needles and numbness into part or the whole of the leg as a result of pressure or inflammation around the spinal nerve root as it leaves the spinal column.

Low back pain - is the term used to describe non-specific back pain in the low back. More than 8 in 10 people will suffer back pain one or more times in their lifetime.

 

NECK PAIN

Neck pain including whiplash and headaches is a common complaint experienced by our clients. Once again, hands-on treatments including deep soft tissue massage, spinal mobilisations and manipulation (where appropriate) may be used. Other treatments include cervical (neck) traction, electrotherpy, and acupuncture. Postural advice as well as a home exercise programme is normally recommended too.

Spondylosis - is age related wear and tear of the joints, discs and surrounding ligaments of the neck. Symptoms include early morning stiffness, neck ache particularly after prolonged sitting and stiffness of the neck.

Cervical Facet Joint Pain - The facet joints (also known as zygoapophyseal, apophyseal, or Z-joint) are synovial joints between the vertebrae of your spine. There are two facet joints (left and right) in each spinal motion segment. They are prone to wear and tear and resulting in stiffness at one or many spinal levels.

Whiplash - Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways often as a result of a Road Traffic Accident (RTA). This sudden uncontrolled and often unsuspected movement of the head can lead to damage of the joints, discs, ligaments and tendons of the neck. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, loss of movement of the neck and headaches.

Acute Torticollis - also known as Acute Wry Neck describes a sudden onset of stiffness (locking) of the neck with severe pain. it is often linked to sitting or sleeping in a draught and stress.

Prolapsed disc - the jelly like centre of the cervical intervertebral disc can bulge outwards and cause pressure on the spinal nerves a stehy leave the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, pins and needles, numbness and muscle weakness in the arm.

Headaches - Stiffness and/or inflammation around the joints in the upper cervical spine can lead to headaches, earache and facial pain. The nerves in these areas supply the skin and muscles of the head and face.

Useful links:

www.arthritisresearchuk.org

www.backcare.org.uk

http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/healthy-living/ergonomic-seating

http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/drive-clear-pain


 

 

 

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