Our Approach to Back Pain

Our approach to Back Pain is consistent with the SSC 6 message. We always start with an accurate anatomical diagnosis by our Surgeons or Physicians and then start a spinal strength program where appropriate.

This is very different to many centres, we focus not on core strength but on posterior chain strength and use weight lifting as the main therapy. Occasionally mediation, or injection therapy is required to support the program and less frequently a small proportion of patients do require surgery.

We have published our outcomes in a recent paper in the BMJ Open Sports and Exercise Medicine Journal with excellent pain relief and return to normal life and sport.