Signs and Symptoms Low back, or lumbar spine, pain is very common with 70% of the general population experiencing back pain at some stage in their lives. There are many causes of back pain, most common to present to physiotherapy is an injury to the soft tissue, namely muscles, ligaments, fascia, the facet joints of […]
Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents. It is where the spine is hyperextended as the vehicle is hit from behind. Pain gradually presents over 48 hours. Such an injury can affect discs, muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue and symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, and in many cases very debilitating. At Bray Physiotherapy we aim to minimise the pain, restore range of movement and strength to the affected areas in as fast a time possible in conjunction with the healing of the injured tissues.
Dysfunction or injury to the Sacro Iliac Joint is one of the causes of Pain in the Lower Back. Pain is felt in the low lumbar area, usually one sided and can refer into the buttock, groin and lateral hip areas. The aim of our treatment is to reduce pain, restore movement and function, minimise muscle wasting and to restore our Patient to a fully functioning, pre-injury state as quickly as possible.
Signs and Symptoms Pain is felt between or around the shoulder blades. It may be felt centrally over the spine or felt on either side of the spine. Pain can often be felt suddenly as a result of an awkward movement or may present itself gradually. Thoracic pain is commonly felt with twisting or sideways […]
Signs and Symptoms Pain is felt in the low back area and back of the leg as a result of acute or chronic compression of one or more of the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve. One of the causes of sciatica is a disc prolapse which can lead to pain, pins and needles and […]
Signs and Symptoms The causes of neck pain are numerous and varied and the underlying cause may not be evident from X-ray or MRI tests. Neck pain can be influenced by many factors e.g. occupation, sport, hobbies, lifestyle, previous surgery or injuries. Often more than one factor is responsible, therefore a multidimensional and holistic approach […]
Signs and Symptoms A spinal disc sits between each vertebrae (bones) of the spine. It acts as a shock absorber, protecting the region and allowing the movements of the spine in all directions e.g. bending, stretching and twisting. The discs are filled with a gel-like substance making the disc more flexible. There are different types […]
Signs and Symptoms Scoliosis is a condition that causes an abnormal curve of the spine. The curve can affect the upper (thoracic) or lower (lumbar) spine, or both. The most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic or having no known cause. Other types of scoliosis can be congenital in nature or can arise as a […]
Signs and Symptoms Headaches will affect approximately 2/3 of the population at some stage in their lives. They can affect anyone regardless of age or gender. A headache can occur in any part of the head, on both sides or in just one location. The causes of headache may include fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, effects […]
Signs and Symptoms Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that, over time, can cause the vertebrae in the spine to fuse, causing stiffness and pain on movement. It affects men more than women and treatment will lessen the discomfort and even slow the progression of the disease. Most common areas affected are lumbo-sacral spine, thoracic spine, […]