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In 2020, 619 million people globally suffered with back pain, and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Many cases of back pain benefit from rehabilitation, and physiotherapy is an effective method to reduce your symptoms and help you return to activities you enjoy.

The benefits of physiotherapy are not only to reduce symptoms, but to strengthen the back and prevent recurrence. This can be achieved through a home exercise program, joint mobilisations or massage – depending on which will have the greatest benefit to you.

Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Non-specific low back pain
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Discogenic Low Back Pain
  • Radicular – including Sciatica
Lady doing a stretch for back pain

Five top misconceptions around back pain

Pain equals structural damage

90% of all MRI scans will show degeneration of the spine and 45% will show a disc bulge. Back pain is rarely associated with damage to the spine.

Persistent back pain cannot change

The majority of people with the right help can resolve their pain and lead a normal life with the right input

Tensing your core will fix/prevent back pain

The back is a series of 31 segments designed to move to share load. It is vital therefore that we move to maintain this ingenious design. ‘Use it or lose it!’

All back pain is serious

Only 1% of all back pain is of a serious origin

Surgery is inevitable

For reasons mentioned above if the problem is not structural then surgery is unlikely to be part of the solution. Surgery for back pain is rare and should be seen as a last resort.

Other things that you may have heard that you should challenge or just ignore:

“My discs are crumbling”
“You need to tense your core to move”
“You must protect your back by being careful”
“The bones are rubbing together”
“Your back is out of alignment”

What can you do to help resolve your pain?

Relax – The most important thing is probably to relax. Often the fear and anxiety associated with the pain are more problematic than the pain itself

Move – Forget protecting and resting your back and move. Don’t start off too adventurously but just start trying to move around more freely or take a good walk.

Strengthen – Although keeping your back still is not the solution some improvements in stability and strength in your back, shoulders and pelvis is likely to form part of an all round solution

Through our team approach our physios will assess you to help you understand the nature of your problem and help to initially reduce your pain levels and then our rehab specialists will help create a specific movement and strengthening programme to get you back to doing the things that you want to do.

An initial assessment will assess how your current problem is affecting your everyday activities. From here we can formulate Individualised treatment goals to make sure you get the most out of your treatment.

Conditions we treat

Acute Low Back Pain

Back Strain

Disc Prolapse

Facet Joint Pain

Low Back Pain

Sacro-Iliac Joint dysfunction



Slipped Disc



Book with Us Today!

Whether it’s pain caused by injury, tight/sprained muscles or recovery from surgery, we can get you back to full health.

Woking: 01483 608350
Egham: 01784 605378
Orbit Leisure Centre: 01784 918281