Why you might need it

Suffers of long-standing back or neck pain will know only too well the vicious circle of pain which can lead to inactivity, further spinal deterioration and yet more pain. At Perform Southampton's Back Pain Clinic we aim to break this circle through programmes using up-to-date treatment techniques delivered by our specialist physiotherapists.

Personalised treatment

Your first step is to visit the Back Pain Clinic for a consultation conducted by a chartered physiotherapist. Because everyone is an individual - treatment is planned and tailored to address your specific condition - we pride ourselves on treating our patients, not just their symptoms. At Perform Southampton we understand that back and neck pain can be debilitating. If left untreated, a simple one-off pain may develop into a condition that can affect your quality of life in the future.

Assessment and treatment

Our aim is to relieve your pain, promote relaxation, restore movement, increase general fitness and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Treatments can include manual techniques, guided use of our gym for exercises and core stability programmes. Lifting and postural advise with long-term back care education and acupuncture are also available. Early intervention can help to achieve a quick recovery enabling you to return to your normal level of fitness. We also help in a gradual return to work, advising on the dos and don'ts for long-term benefit.

Preparing for treatment

At your first appointment a detailed history will be taken, followed by a through assessment of your condition. This will help us establish your baseline function from which we can measure your improvement. You will receive expert advice and treatment and we will provide you with a personal recovery programme tailored to your needs. Our physiotherapists can also refer you to a consultant and can arrange access, when necessary, to our diagnostic facilities including X-ray, CT and MRI scanning and blood tests. Your physiotherapist can liaise with your GP and provide them with a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment. As treatment progresses the physiotherapist will recommend appropriate exercises to do at home and will provide guidance to help you with these. The ultimate aim of the treatment is to incorporate active spine care principles into daily life.

Which symptoms and conditions are treated?

Symptoms we can help with include; Pain and aching anywhere along your spine, pain, tingling, weakness or numbness in your leg or arm, muscle spasm, muscle tightening of their own accord, difficulty in moving from one position to another, stiffness in your neck or lower back, difficulty in standing up straight, headaches Conditions treated include; Mechanical low back pain, postural problems, disc prolapse, poor core stability, sciatica, whiplash, injury or overuse

How to make an appointment

For further information on the Back Pain Clinic at Perform Southampton call 023 8076 4348 or complete the enquiry form at the top of this page.