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Low Back and Neck Pain

Neck and back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. It can be described commonly as:

  • A dull ache
  • Burning pain
  • Tension
  • Stiffness
  • Sharp pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Reduced movement of the neck and back
  • Electric like
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Throbbing


Neck and back pain can radiate to other parts of the body, meaning that it does not only affect the neck and back but can also be felt:

  • Up the neck and into the head
  • Into the arms and hands
  • Into the shoulder blades
  • Around the rib cage
  • Piercing through to the front of the body
  • Across the low back
  • Into the buttocks
  • Down the side or back of the leg and or toes


Back pain can be triggered by everyday activities and can develop suddenly after injury. For example lifting something heavy, twisting your back awkwardly, or whilst engaged in physical activity such as a gym work out or playing sports. It can also develop gradually over a number of years from general 'wear and tear', repeated movements, poor posture, poor form during exercise or training and after a sudden injury. It can also develop for no reason at all.

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