Back Pain Thornbury
Back pain is a common problem that most people will experience throughout their lifespan, it’s one of the most common reasons for people to visit a health professional.
Back pain can start as a niggle that builds over time or it can develop suddenly. Some people may experience variations of improvement but often it can resurface and develop with more persistent pain.
Back pain can be localised in one area or broad enough to involve nearby joint structures and muscles. Often more than one area of the body can be involved in people’s presentation of back pain ie. posture changes/compensations due to pain.
If you experience back pain, you may feel dull, sharp or burning pain, some people may experience a referral into the chest or legs, some may experience numbness or tingling. These symptoms may be on/off or constant, they can be experienced throughout your lifespan.
Back pain can have a significant impact on all aspects of life including:
- daily activities
- family life
- work, recreation and social activities
But there’s a lot you and your healthcare team can do to deal with back pain so you can get on with life.