Having Lower Back Pain or Backache?
Strained Muscles or Back Pain Injury Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.
Looking for back pain relief options?
Certainly, you are not alone – As many as 80% of all adults in the world have experienced backache at least once in their life.
Unsurprisingly, the most common condition people experience is back related causes, with men and women equally affected. While many tend to not seek medical help, it is important to know that it can worsen if left untreated.
Physiotherapy Provides Pain Relief
If you’ve tried various methods for relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent pain – Core Concepts Singapore physiotherapy may have your answer.
Therefore, compared to other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy can provide you with a permanent solution. Because we do not only treat the symptoms, but we also fix the underlying cause of your pain.
Common Back Pain Conditions we treat
Most low back pain is the result of an injury, such as muscle sprains or strains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. 99% of lower back pain stems from benign musculoskeletal problems such as muscle or soft tissue sprains and strains. Therefore, these cases are referred to as non specific low back pain.
Lumbar Spondylosis is a degenerative condition of the spine vertebral joints. It also commonly known as Cervical Spondylosis or Lumbar Spondylosis when it occurs in the neck and lower back respectively. Primarily as a result of wear-and-tear of the bones and cartilage, the space between two spinal vertebrae narrows with spondylosis.
A Disc Herniated is known by many names, bulging disc, compressed disc, herniated intervertebral disc, herniated nucleus pulposus, prolapsed disc, ruptured disc and, perhaps the most inaccurate of all, slipped disc. It is one of the better known spinal conditions and yet few know what it truly means.
One common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc or “slipped disc”. The herniated disc protrudes and places pressure on the nerve root which connects to the sciatic nerve.The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body with a diameter of almost 2cm. It starts from the sacral plexus, a network of nerves in the pelvis region, branching out down into each of the legs.
Scoliosis is described as a progressive 3-dimensional curvature of the spine into sideway bending and twisting with Cobb angle more than 10 degrees.There are many causes of Scoliosis and they are mainly contributed by congenital, developmental or degenerative conditions.
Lumbar spine stenosis is a condition where the space in the lower spinal canal narrows. The spinal canal houses the spinal cord along the back. Narrowing of this space causes pain, numbness to weakness in the legs in more serious cases. In extreme cases, loss of bladder and bowel control. This condition typically affects adults over the age of 50.
Defination of Vetebra fracture, a spinal fracture is a dislocation or fracture of the vertebrae (backbone) and can occur anywhere along the spine. Most spinal fractures are caused from injury or trauma from car accidents, falls, sports or some sort of high velocity impact.
The first thing that people talk about with text-neck is the poor posture. The “hunched-over-the-screen” posture is a familiar one to all these days. It was with laptops and notebooks where this problem was first spotted. However, these devices were larger and heavier. Therefore, we often needed to place them on the desk to work on. The larger size of the screen also allowed us to place them further away from us, minimizing the head tilt required to hunch over the read off the screen.
During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain.
Thereafter, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate relief through manual therapy or massage therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression in your spine.
Undoubtedly, this will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.
Here at Core Concepts Singapore, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible.
During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.
Therefore, instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain. We work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return.
Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your back pain causes to ensure that it does not trigger a recurrence of the problem for you again.
Additionally, apart from simply providing back relief, in some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. You may have been able to walk for 5km before feeling pain in your back previously. You may have started going for physiotherapy after straining your back.
We can help you to do better than simply going back to walking 5km without discomfort. You could aim to walk even further without discomfort.
Common Back Pain Conditions we treat
To list some common conditions causing pain are poor posture, muscle strains or sprains, spondylosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis and other causes.
Uncertain of your condition? Visit us for an assessment and we will help you figure it out.
“This is hands-down one of the best physiotherapy place in Singapore. Natalie at the front desk has super human efficiencey at working with your schedules and communication. i can’t recommend them enough”
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Backache or Pain
True. This is a very common symptom that affects around 80% of all adults at some point in their life. It tends to develop between the age of 30 to 50 due to the ageing process and sedentary lifestyles.
Some of the treatments methods that we employ are manual therapy and strengthening back exercises. Your treatment plan will be determined by your therapist after assessing your condition. For more severe cases, surgery may be required. We can refer you to a specialist if required.
Finding a mattress with the right level of support encourages a comfortable and uninterrupted sleep while taking significant stress off pressure points in your back, therefore providing pain relief. Memory foam and latex mattresses are recommended for those seeking support.
Certainly, prevention is better than finding a cure for it. One of the best ways to prevent pain is to keep your back muscles strong. Some methods of prevention include:
1. Firstly. back strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 days a week
2. Secondly, stand periodically and sit up straight
3. Lastly, avoid lifting heavy items with your back. Bend your knees and let your leg muscles do most of the workp
Therefore, seeking a physiotherapist as early as possible would allow an efficient recovery period. Above all, you should seek a physiotherapist immediately if you have been experiencing severe pain. Seek help if your pain is limiting your movement or gets worse with movement or certain activities. At Core Concepts Singapore, we are dedicated to addressing your issues and getting you back to full activity.
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At Core Concepts Singapore
We understand the importance of diagnosing and treating the root cause to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.
Therefore, our first step is determining the root cause of the problem by digging deeper into the symptoms layer by layer. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieve your symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. After, we ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.