Back pain is experienced by everyone at least once in their lifetimes, whether you lead an active lifestyle or rarely exercise. However, despite its widespread nature, back conditions aren’t issues that you have to live with. Here we reveal the common back conditions that can make everyday activities a real pain and what treatment is available via back pain + sports medicine clinics like us.
Unlike many back conditions, ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic condition that requires continued treatment. The condition involves the inflammation of the spine causing pain, swelling, stiffness and fatigue. Whilst in many cases these painful symptoms get better with time, physiotherapy, painkillers (i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, codeine and anti-TNF medication) and surgery can be accessed at a back pain + sports medicine clinic to relieve symptoms and restore spinal movement.
Often referred to as a herniated disc, this condition can cause severe pain and weakness as the nerves become increasingly compressed and damaged. Common in people with poor posture and obesity, slipped discs can also occur in individuals that lead very active lifestyles, particularly those who practice weight bearing sports.
Visiting a specialist back pain + sports medicine clinic in Harley Street such as Kuer Physio will ensure you access the treatment you need to live life pain-free, with physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic care and medication readily available.
Also known as frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis causes pain and stiffness within the shoulder and can last for months and even years without the right treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition, which will be identified during diagnosis, a course of treatment can be administered. Early stage treatments however rely on a course of painkillers and corticosteroid injections to reduce pain and treat inflammation.