Take care of your back with therapy and treatments from Bodywise Physiotherapy Clinic. With more than 20 years’ experience in providing back therapy and treatments for a wide variety of patients, our physiotherapists in Leeds, West Yorkshire, have got you covered. Whether you have sustained an injury, or you simply have bad postural habits, we’ll provide specific back treatments for your needs. Get in touch today for more information.
Most people experience some kind of back pain at some stage during their life. Although the pain may be severe, the spine is an extremely robust structure, which means serious or permanent damage is uncommon.
Your spine is made of small bones (vertebrae) which are connected by discs, ligaments, and muscles. All of these structures have numerous nerve endings which will cause pain if placed under stress. Our methods of treatment include:
The sciatic nerves are the largest in the body, originating on each side of the spinal cord in the lower back and run down the back of each leg into the feet. Sciatica is the term used to describe pain that originatesfrom these nerves.
While a slipped disc is the most common cause of sciatica, other causes may include tight muscles, inflammation, and degenerative changes within the spine. Symptoms may include pain in the lower back, buttock, or the back of the thigh and lower leg. Additionally, altered sensation or muscle weakness may also occur.
Whatever your needs, we provide an array of treatment methods, including:
A 'slipped disc' is a term that is used when the jelly-like material inside a disc (cartilage disc in between the vertebrae) bulges out of position. When this happens this can put pressure on the adjacent nerve root in the spine.
More commonly, slipped discs occur in the lower back, causing pain and sometimes altered sensation (pins and needles / numbness) down the back of the leg and can even extend into the foot . They can also occur in the neck, which would cause similar symptoms down the arm and into the fingers.
Treatments for slipped discs include: