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Back Pain

How does back pain occur?

Damage to the spine can arise from injury or bad postural habits. Spinal pain is something that many people experience at some stage during their life. It brings with it stress and interruption to our work and social life.

Fortunately serious or permanent damage is uncommon. Your spine is a solid structure of great strength. It is made of bony blocks (vertebrae) which are connected by discs and bands of tough tissue (ligaments) which give it strength, flexibility and shock absorbency. It is reinforced by strong supportive muscles. All these structures have an abundance of nerve endings. If they are under stress or injured they will let you know!

Most simple back strains do not cause any lasting damage. The pain experienced is your body telling you to do something about it!

How can Physiotherapy help?

Stockport Physio will carry out a full assessment is carried out to determine the cause and develop an individually tailored rehabilitation programme.

We offer comprehensive treatment of acute and chronic conditions using both a hands-on approach and core-stability retraining. We will also aim to offer advise so you can manage your own problem in the long term and therefore reduce the risk of recurrence of pain and time off work. The better you are informed the more likely you will recover and be able to prevent re- occurrence of your injury.

To bring relief of pain Stockport Physio may utilise some of the following

Team Approach

Stockport Physio believes in referring our patients on quickly when they present with problems that require a specialist opinion. Chartered physiotherapists regularly work in co-operation with GP's and consultants. Stockport Physio is able to advise you if a medical specialist opinion may be appropriate. With your permission Stockport Physio is happy to communicate with suitable medical professionals regarding your treatment and diagnosis. E.g. GP's, orthopaedic/ rheumatology consultants.

This team approach to spinal problems has given us a wealth of experience in the treatment of acute / chronic injuries and pre and post-operative spinal conditions.

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To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, please call our friendly reception staff on 0161 883 0640 or email