Back Pain & Posture Treatment
Find out what you can do to help get relief from back pain
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If you’re affected by Back Pain, you’re not alone as over one-third of adults in the UK now say they regularly suffer from it. Back Pain can affect us at any age for a variety of reasons and can be uncomfortable and debilitating. It is a widespread reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment.
If your doctor or physio has advised more exercise, or you know poor posture is contributing to your health problems, but you’re unsure where to start, then help is here. If you’d like to book a 1 to 1 session with me at my pilates gym in Winchester, I’ll help identify your specific issues and put together a bespoke step by step training plan to ensure you are you do the best exercises for you in a safe, controlled way without straining yourself and causing further problems. It’s the first positive step to get on the path to a healthier body and a better quality of life.
1. Most common causes of back pain
2. Lower back pain
3. Reasons you may need to see a doctor about back pain
4. How to reduce back pain
5. The best exercises you can do to help with back pain
6. Sciatic nerve pain
Another widespread issue is sciatic nerve pain which can be extremely painful. Sciatica is due to the sciatic nerve being pinched in your lower back. The sciatic nerve runs through your piriformis, a muscle located deep in your glutes. If the piriformis gets too tight, it can impinge the sciatic nerve, causing pain, tingling, and numbness in your leg. You feel pain originating in your buttock, radiating down your thigh. Stretching exercises can help reduce sciatic pain. Sometimes, stretching your piriformis may be enough to reduce the pain.
The best exercises for sciatic nerve pain are:
Workout with Sam Crane in Winchester
7. Steps to relieve back pain
If you are looking for help with exercises to reduce or prevent Back Pain, then please book your bespoke 1 to 1 session here. Through my science led research-based personal training you’ll receive the support and guidance you need to obtain the best results for YOUR body without worsening of any pre-existing issues. Everyone is different, and some clients will need to focus more on posture and core strength, some on mobility, some on imbalances.
Here are some guidelines for what to expect when working with me in Winchester:
Stage 1 Why is there pain?
Finding pain triggers – benchmark pain scores out of 50, establishing good posture (shoulders, breath, glutes), addressing the imbalance, self-care techniques – such as spine specialist Dr Stuart MGill’s big three and pilates exercises to begin building strength and stability to stay pain-free.
Stage 2 Building capability
Developing power, control, better movement patterns, such as safe lifting, and faster movements.
Stage 3 Individual joints
Ensuring proper motion and stability in all major joints and fine-tuning movement patterns.