Spinal Problems in Gloucestershire
Approximately 80% of people suffer BACK PAIN at some time in their lives.
There are many possible causes including:
- Poor posture
- Sitting at computers for long periods
- General day to day activities causing stress to spine
Structures in the spine likely to be affected include:
- Intervertebral discs
- Facet Joints
Physiotherapy helps to relieve pain and stiffness, encouraging good movement and flexibility, using various methods of treatment to restore ability to carry out daily activities and prevent further episodes of pain.
Treatment of spinal problems include:
- Joint mobilisations
- Soft tissue massage
- Exercises to strengthen core muscles
- Pain relief
- Rehabilitation to regain general fitness
Whiplash injuries can be very painful even if there is little to see. However, because there’s no serious damage, you can ask your GP for something to control the pain, do neck exercises, stay active and modify your activities for a time if necessary.
At Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre LLP we will give you movement and postural exercises to prevent stiffness from developing and to ensure the neck is functioning correctly. The physiotherapist can advise appropriate exercises, as well as hands-on treatment. We can also use electrotherapy equipment to reduce swelling and pain.
We use electrotherapy alongside our manual therapy and exercise to accelerate healing and to ensure pain and injury resolve as quickly as possible. At Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre and Sports Injuries Clinic LLP we offer a variety of modalities including ultrasound, megapulse, interferential and laser.