Back and Neck Pain
Whether spinal pain is bought on by a sedentary work life environment, postural strain, physical activity or an unconfirmed cause, it can severely impact people’s day to day lives. Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and the correct advice can be crucial to relieving pain and discomfort in both the short and long term.
What causes back pain?
In most cases it is not possible to identify the exact cause of back pain. It is important to know that any kind of structural damage is rare. Many physiological or psychological factors can cause back and neck pain and often a combination of these are involved.
Sometimes there are specific causes for spinal pain, especially when there is leg or arm pain, pins and needles or numbness too. This can be caused by irritation or compression of the nerves in the spine.
How can physiotherapy help?
Our physiotherapists are experienced in treating all types and causes of spinal pains, so can provide you with advice and exercises on how to keep active to aid your recovery. Training in other treatments such as manual therapy and acupuncture can also assist these active measures to ease your pain and discomfort. Everyone one is different so there is no one single posture, activity or exercise you should adopt, this is where we can help. What we do know is that sustaining the same posture for long periods can stress our spinal joints and cause aches and pains– so regular movement is key.
The best way to prevent re-occurrences is to regain mobility and strength not only in your spine but your whole body. This will give you the ability and confidence to get back to normal living.
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‘’Louise helped me through post-accident, pre-opand post-op physio-she is calm, kind straightforwardand encouraging as well as hugely experienced and skilled. She works closely with surgeons and doctors who recommend her and is known to be the best in the business in West London. It is a huge advantage to be located, in the Hogarth Club with its onsite Parking and full gym to take advantage of during rehab sessions. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.’’
‘’Louise immediately inspires confidence. She is calm, professional and very experienced. She discusses the problem and then applies gentle, reassuring treatment. She makes practical suggestions and takes you through helpful exercises before posting you videos so you can do them at home. I would thoroughly recommend Louise.’’
‘’You were absolutely right about my ankle kicking out. After seeing you Friday, I rested Saturday and did the exercises that you gave me.I ran 11.7 k on Sunday, thinking the whole time about that push off and had no problems.There was a niggle but no pain.Last night I did 7 k and other interval sprints and had no issues. I will keep up the exercises.’’Thank you AGAIN! You were right AGAIN!
“unable to have face to face sessions, our online sessions are brilliant! Louise was able to diagnose my injury and provide a thorough and clear exercise plan to get me back to full health -all through online video sessions! Extremely pleased to have contacted her.”
‘’I was delighted and relieved I was able to organize physio sessions remotely with Louise (during Covid).With her expertise and many years of experience in post -op rehabilitation, in our remote/video sessions Louise is able to pinpoint even the smallest of deviations from desired movements in those exercises she has recommended. Her quiet calm, capable mannerand the clear guidance she offers in simple and straightforward language, make it easy for me to understand what she is asking of me and my leg! Louise’s follow up email containing links to an exercise plan and video clips for assigned exercises represents invaluable support in between our remote sessions.’’
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Symptoms to be aware of:
These symptoms are very rare, but you should contact your doctor or a medical professional if you experience any of them:
1) Difficulty passing urine or having a sensation to pass water that is not there.
2) Numbness /tingling in your genitals or buttock areas
3) Loss of bladder or bowel control
4) Impaired sexual function, such as loss of sensation during intercourse
5) Loss of power in your legs
6) If you are experiencing pain that runs down the back of BOTH legs
7) Feeling unwell with your back, such as fever or significant sweating that wakes you from sleep.
We work with some Major Health insurers including but not limited to:
To claim seek authorization for physiotherapy from your insurers before treatment starts.
Louise Jewers Physiotherapy
Hogarth Health Club
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Louise Jewers Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP, Member of the Health Professions Council HPC, Physiofirst & MACP, AACP
Louise Jewers Physiotherapy Ltd
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Registered address- 71-75 Shelton Street