lower back pain and neck painThere are many different reasons people develop lower back pain and neck pain. This pain can be acute, recurrent or chronic. With a full assessment here at Tyrrell Physiotherapy, Swords, Co. Dublin we can assess the origin of your pain and use a combination of manual techniques and provide an individualised home exercise programme to address your pain.
What will we do for you at Tyrrell Physiotherapy?

  • Perform a detailed assessment, taking a history of your symptoms and a physical examination.
  • Give a diagnosis of the exact site of symptoms and the underlying causes
  • Plan a treatment programme for lower back pain or neck pain to suit your needs.
  • Your Chartered Physiotherapist will monitor your symptoms at each visit and will progress your treatment programme accordingly. If appropriate, your physiotherapist will liaise with your doctor, hospital consultant or other health care professional. You will be advised on return to work, sport, daily activities and given advice on preventing recurrence of your pain.

Treatment options will include (where appropriate):

  • Manual techniques – manipulation, traction or mobilisation of the joints in the spine
  • Soft tissue techniques – massage, frictions, trigger point therapy, acupressure and stretching.
  • Stretching, strengthening and postural exercises – a specifically tailored exercise programme targeting your problems. Also, group exercise interventions may be appropriate such as Pilates or the Alexander technique.
  • Electrotherapy – ultrasound, interferential, TENS, or electrical stimulation may help speed up healing and reduce pain.
  • Hydrotherapy advice.
  • Biomechanical assessment and prescription of orthotics (customised insoles).
  • Prescription and fitting – of collars, pillows, spinal supports, lumbar rolls and corrective seating.
  • Assess and give advice – on ergonomics (working postures) to reduce unnecessary load on your spine.
  • A personalised home exercise programme addressing all aspects of your neck pain or lower back pain for treatment to reduce pain, accelerate recovery and prevent further/future injury.
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