Advance Physio Solihull

Physiotherapy For Back Pain

Do You Suffer from Back Pain? We Offer Expert Help & Relief

  • We follow national guidelines on the management of spinal pain (NICE Guidelines), which ensures that your management is both safe and appropriate.
  • We assess and treat the whole spine, so if your pain is in the back of your chest, rather than in your back, we can help here too.
  • Treatment follows a careful examination, exploring symptom behaviour, and selecting a personalised treatment programme.
  • You will be provided with advice and guidance on how to manage the symptoms when at work and at leisure and your treatment approach will extend to strategies to manage the problem when not in the clinic.
  • Treatment will involve all or some of the following: spinal manipulation or mobilisation (Maitland’s, McKenzie, Mulligan, Cyriax and other approaches), exercises to maintain the benefit, positioning, optimal posture at work and leisure, and plenty of advice and guidance
  • We are trained to recognise signs of serious pathology and will refer you if this is suspected.

Here are some common terms and their meaning:

  • Spondylosis – medical term used to describe signs of ageing in the spine. It is inevitable that our spines show signs of ageing on X-rays or scans. No matter how young you look on the outside, or how fit and strong you are, natural changes take place in the spine, which show on X-ray.

There may be narrowing of the space between each vertebra, where the intervertebral disc is situated. The spine is ‘built’ to allow for this as we get older and we usually don’t experience any symptoms from it.

There may be some ‘thickening’ of the spinal joints. Again, we usually don’t feel any symptoms from this.

While spondylosis is inevitable as we age, we are less likely to experience symptoms if we maintain good postures, keep fit and move lots! When pain occurs, it’s important to get in touch so we can get you back on track.

  • Neuropathy – direct irritation of the nerve, somewhere along its path. This could be as the nerve comes out of the spine (radiculopathy) or somewhere along its path as it goes down the leg (entrapment). Did you know that you have two main nerves that supply the leg? The sciatic and femoral nerves. Where you experience pain in the leg, alongside possible findings of leg weakness or tingling, can help us to identify which nerve is at fault. Then we can start working to gets things better again!

If, alongside a new onset of back pain, you are experiencing difficulties with passing water or stools, or have lost sensation in your genitals (between your legs), or are having new difficulties with your erection, or cannot walk normally or are falling over, please report immediately to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department and tell them about your symptoms.  You should not wait to see your GP.

  • Disc bulge or prolapse. These are terms used freely by medical personnel and can sound alarming. Usually things are not as bad as they sound, but you do need to be assessed so that we can determine how your pain should be managed. A disc sits between all but the very top and very bottom vertebrae of the spine. Occasionally a disc can start to press on one or several nerves in the back. This will give you pain (often sciatica). It is really important to get an assessment so that we can determine how to help you. There are some very effective treatments, but there is no recipe that suits everyone. Please ring us!
  • There are lots of other terms that you may have heard of. Please contact us so we can find out more and point you in the right direction.
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About Advance Physio

We have over 50 years of experience working with people, young and old, sporty or less active and with a vast range of physical problems. We can say confidently that we will be able to assess, manage and advise you so that you can get on and continue to enjoy life.

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Tanworth in Arden Medical Practice, Broad Lane
Tanworth-in-Arden
Solihull B94 5DY

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