Back Pain and Self Care
Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months.
Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips.
In most cases the back pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time.
There are things you can do to help relieve your back pain But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back.
Here is the link to our NHS Website on Back Pain Treatments both self help and seeing an Osteopath or Physiotherapist
It’s not always possible to identify the cause of back pain but it’s rarely anything serious.
Most back pain is what’s known as “non-specific” (there’s no obvious cause) or “mechanical” (the pain originates from the joints, bones or soft tissues in and around the spine).See NHS Website on Back Pain
When assessing are back pain, one needs to go through different movements, as well as palpation checking for the areas which are the most painful. Much of back pain this vague and radiates either up or down the body and the pain often is intermittent and comes and goes. Although the more serious conditions are more persistent, please do check the NHS website
Some People with “non-specific” back pain request for the V-Actor Hand piece
There is no need for any manipulation using the massage vibration therapy as the vibration acts to warm up and increase circulation of the sprained muscles and or ligaments
Most back pain is what’s known as “non-specific” (there’s no obvious cause) or “mechanical” (the pain originates from the joints, bones or soft tissues in and around the spine).
This type of back pain:
tends to get better or worse depending on your position – for example, it may feel better when sitting or lying down
typically feels worse when moving – but it’s not a good idea to avoid moving your back completely, as this can make things worse
can develop suddenly or gradually
might sometimes be the result of poor posture or lifting something awkwardly, but often occurs for no apparent reason
may be due to a minor injury such as sprain (pulled ligament) or strain (pulled muscle)
can be associated with feeling stressed or run down
will usually start to get better within a few weeks
The Wider V-Actor 40 mm is the one most people prefer for their back pain
These are Massage and vibration therapy with different settings of massage vibration from a very gentle vibration that you can hardly feel to a strong 5 bar. These handpieces are the manufacture designed and produced in Switzerland by Storz Medical
Massage – Vibration Treatment – Relaxation Therapy for Non Specific Low Back Pain
Vibration therapy feels very comfortable and is very well accepted by the patients. The vibrations affect the fluid in and out flow within the tissue. Circulation increases locally and muscular relaxation is enhanced. The treatment can also be used to improve drainage, to treat post injury oedemas, or to improve lympatic drainage. It is now accepted that different forms of hands on technique on soft tissues and including massage vibration therapy is beneficial
The athletes choose this particular massage approach as they find it more comfortable and seems to relax them better after a long training session or competitions compared to the deep hands on of normal sports massage which can be more painful when they have returned from an exceptional hard long competition.
With Clear Video Exercises, Education, Advice including Occupational Health Care
Balance exercises to avoid trips and falls
Self Care advice for back pain including Health and Safety for Work and Lifestyle is sent to your mobile device or computer
Helen has been using Physitrack now for over six months and the client to fill in the online care, measurement pain tools seem to benefit with being more confident and sharing with Helen which exercises seem to be beneficial and which exercises seem to be increasingly painful. In fact, following how the client is filling in the pain chart can be sent to your general practitioner or your consultant and this can be extremely helpful in future reassessment and diagnosis of your condition
Osteopaths have joined with the Allied Health Professions in NHS Transformation
Osteopathic Referral Note for Low Back Pain