7 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN DEALING WITH BACK PAIN
Here at Apple Physiotherapy we have worked with back pain for many years and truly have a great knowledge of how to diagnose and manage your back pain.
There are several common mistakes we consistently see people are making when they have back pain.
Could you or someone you know be making one or more of these mistakes?
We list the most common mistakes below and what YOU can do about it…..
Mistake # 1
Ignoring the pain, thinking it will go away on its own.
We often ask clients, how long have you had your pain? The replies most commonly vary from months to years. I was hoping it would sort itself out.
Just getting on with things and thinking the pain will go away, may work but this will take a lot of time, plus, that’s if the pain ever goes away anyway.
Early intervention is shown to help reduce your pain in the long term.
So if there is a niggle get it assessed by a professional.
Mistake # 2
Trusting in medications, hoping issue will resolve
Yes, taking medication can help to ease pain. However, medication is not treating the real source of the problem. You need to see a Health Care Professional who can diagnose the problem and advise on a recovery plan.
Often medication does play an important part on the recovery journey.
Mistake # 3
Too often our clients tell us that they have been following the advice of a friend or family member to manage their symptoms.
What may have worked for your Auntie Mary to ease her back pain is not necessarily what is going to work for you. We are all individuals and very different in our body make up, and your back pain could be coming from an entirely different source! You need to seek professional advice that will diagnose the root cause of the problem.
Mistake # 4
Youtube. I regularly have clients who attend and demonstrate to me a set of exercises that they have found on Youtube for their symptoms. I’ll be honest the effectiveness of these exercises can really vary as often the exercises are incorrect and potentially harmful for that particular problem.
Exercise for your back should be specific for your needs. Therefore, understanding what’s actually wrong with you will help you make a much better informed decision about what exercise will be most beneficial. Avoid exercise that increase your pain.
Mistake # 5
Rushing back into activities too soon.
Rushing back to activities too quickly can be detrimental to your recovery. Too much stressful activity on the body, with the body in a weakened state can quickly escalate your back pain.
Mistake # 6
Playing it too safe and resting for too long
Current research suggests that exercise is the best action to take to help you recover from back pain.
Again remember, resting is almost like doing nothing, and you are always
better trying to do something to help yourself recover.
Mistake # 7
Waiting too long to ask the right person for help
The longer you wait to ask the right person, the longer you suffer with pain. You may also prolong the amount of time that it will take to recover from your back pain. My advice is to contact a health professional ASAP. If you are already making any of these mistakes, you are not alone and you should know at the outset, rarely is it ever too late to get things right.
Here is the great news: Even if you have been making ALL of these mistakes we can still help you!
For more tips like this to help you or a loved one ease low back pain, here’s a free guide to help you keep active with less back pain……
Connect with us on via telephone or email us to tell us what’s going on with your back. A member of the team can take your details and we can email or post a copy. Here’s our contact form. https://applephysio.com/contact/
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About the Author: Leslie Abrahams
Leslie is a Physio, Pilates Educator and Rehab Specialist who has a special interest in Spinal Treatments, lower limb injuries, and has vast experience dealing with patients post injury or surgery. Every week, for over 20 years, 100’s of people aged 30-64+ have consulted Leslie and his team looking for answers to concerning questions about, and for, a fast end to their health worries and physical pains and stiffness.
Leslie is a Master Trainer for the world renowned Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute(APPI). He is regular key note speaker at conferences and travels internationally to present on modified exercise for rehabilitation. Leslie is the Director of Apple Physio Clinics situated in Bracknell and Windsor. Berkshire’s Specialist Private Physiotherapy Practice for People in their 30’s. 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, who want to keep healthy and active.