We treat lower back pain (LBP) at our Galway-based physiotherapy clinic. LBP is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints and affects nearly 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime. Some studies have shown that up to 23% of the world’s adult population suffer from chronic LBP (LBP that has been present for longer than 3 months). This population has also shown a one-year recurrence rate of their LBP at 24% to 80%.

Non-specific LBP accounts for over 90% of patients presenting to GP clinics. Other types of LBP include disc pathology, joint pathology and neural pathology.

Here at West Coast Physio, our leading pain specialists use their clinical skills to provide a high quality assessment which aims to identify impairments that may have contributed to the onset of the pain or ones that increase the likelihood of developing persistent pain. These may include biological factors (e.g. weakness, stiffness), psychological factors (e.g. depression, fear of movement and catastrophisation), and social factors (e.g. work environment).

Management includes:

• Exercise therapy
• Learning self-management techniques
• Manual therapy
• Massage therapy
• Psychological therapy

Book now for an appointment at our Galway City private practice to alleviate your back pain and live a pain-free life.