In Kilkenny Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, the bulk of our client base are back pain sufferers. Back Pain is one of the most debilitating and widely occurring disturbances of the musculoskeletal system. It is estimated that about 80% of people will suffer back pain at some stage in their life. Also up to 60% of people will miss some time off work due to pack pain.

Ironically, back pain is largely preventable if people were made aware of the predisposing factors which cause back pain.

Another amazing fact is that a huge proportion of taxpayer’s money is paid out to people off work because of back pain and yet relatively little (if any) government funds are channeled in to preventing the problem.

Most back pain has it’s origins in your early lifestyle. What activities you did, what postures you adopted and how much exercise you got influence how your spine and muscle control developed. Don’t despair however, as it is never too late to make changes.

It’s left to the individual to source their own information, but before you have pain, you wont even think about it. I would love to see a back care course rolled out in TY year in schools nationwide, we do offer this service locally.

One of the best places you could start is with a chartered physiotherapist who has extensive knowledge into all the possible causes of back pain.

Back Assessment

Here in Kilkenny Physiotherapy Clinic we specialise in fully assessing each client to determine what the cause of their current back pain is and also determining what were the predisposing factors which caused the current bout of pain, or the cycle of pain in which the individual has become trapped.

Treatment for Back Pain

Once the causes of back pain have been established we will attempt to alleviate you of your current symptoms and then offer you the opportunity to sort your back out once and for all through further treatments, our back class, pilates, education and exercise.

Causes of Back Pain

Back pain may be caused by dysfunction of one of, or a combination of, any of the following:-

Discs, facet joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, sacroiliac joints, fascia.

In many cases underlying posture may be a major contributing factor to back pain.Poor posture may be caused by biomechanical issues, muscle weakness or imbalance and habit. In the clinic here we have a good understanding of all posture types and how to address them.

You may already have received treatments for some of the above, and not received adequate relief because you have not yet been offered the best approach to your problem.

In Kilkenny Physiotherapy clinic we have a huge array of techniques available, and we will do our very best to find a suitable solution for your problem, even within our clinic we can offer a vast number of different techniques, so don’t think you are a hopeless case or that you have tried everything yet.

Here in Kilkenny Physiotherapy & Sports Injury clinic we get great satisfaction from resolving long standing back problems which have not been completely resolved by other attempts at treatment.