0121 687 3079
The University Medical Centre, 5 Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2QU

Acute Low Back Pain

What is it?

Acute low back pain is pain felt in the lower back area, which can radiate into the buttock area and sometimes leg too. The pain can come on suddenly, after a sneeze or a fall or awkward movement, or it can come on over several days. It can be very very painful and scary and can be debilitating - making simple movements such as getting out of the chair or dressing very difficult.

The back is one of the strongest structures in the body, and it is rare to do any lasting damage to the back. Severe pain does't always mean the back is damaged, it means it is sensitised.

What causes it?

Acute back pain is usually linked to minor sprains but which can actually be very painful. The brain can act like and amplifier - the more you worry and think about your back - the worse it can get.

What can we do for it?

Our team at Physio Art have seen a lot of people with acute back pain. We'll work out a plan to help you help yourself. Relaxed movement will help your back pain settle, motion is like lotion for the back and the sooner you start to try and get back to normal the sooner the pain will settle. We can advise you about mobility and relaxation exercises and functional movement training. We can guide you back into normal activity and full functional fitness.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, call us on 0121 687 3079 or email admin@physioart.co.uk


Edgbaston Priory & Aston University

We now have a clinic at Edgbaston Priory Club all day on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and at Aston University on a Thursday morning. Please click on the links below for details of these locations.

  • Edgbaston Priory
  • Aston Sport


"Sarah is a fun, patient and creative teacher. Always encouraging and when I leave her sessions I always feel as if her sparkle has rubbed off on me."

Relationships we've built

Over the years we have built up a relationship and mutual respect with various organisations. We also offer discount rates for some of these clubs.

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