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Specialist Orthopaedic Doctors

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Back Pain Injections

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Fluoroscopically Guided Digital X-Ray Injections

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Spinal Manipulation

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Exercise & Rehabilitation Programmes for the Young...

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...and the Not So Young

Exercise

back-pain-2Exercise has been proven to be beneficial in the management of back pain in many ways, from strengthening core muscles to releasing endorphins and improving mood.

A typical response to experiencing back pain is to take it easy - either staying in bed or at least stopping any activity that is at all strenuous.

While this approach is understandable and may even be recommended in the short term, when done for more than a day or two it can actually undermine healing. Instead, active forms of back exercises are almost always necessary to rehabilitate the spine and help alleviate back pain.

When done in a controlled, gradual, and progressive manner, active back exercises distribute nutrients into the disc space and soft tissues in the back to keep the discs, muscles, ligaments and joints healthy. Consequently, a regular routine of low back exercises helps avoid stiffness and weakness, minimises the likelihood of recurrence and reduces the severity and duration of possible future episodes of low back pain.

Depending upon the patient's specific diagnosis and level of pain, the back pain exercises and rehabilitation programme will be very different, so it is important for patients to see a specialist back pain doctor or therapist trained to diagnose the cause of the pain. The specialist will develop an individualised programme of rehabilitation that will include back exercises, with instructions on using the correct form and technique.

At the Blackberry Clinic, the Doctors, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation staff in the fully-equipped gym work together to manage your pain, mobilise your back and strengthen the underlying structures to prevent future recurrences.