Dealing with Acute or the Sudden Onset of Back Pain

How you handle this will depend on how severe your back pain is.

Don’t panic! Free advice is always available. Ring 07802 185504 for an appointment.

When acute and extreme low back pain strikes, your first reaction may be to worry. The pain can be so severe that it may limit your ability to lie down or sit comfortably. Standing upright and walking may be difficult, and going to work may be impossible.
Remember, while your current pain is intense and your mobility is limited, that most back, neck and shoulder pain, arm pain and sciatica can be resolved quite quickly, and many cases pain relief can be achieved in a few short weeks with the right treatment and advice.

What Can You Do?

1. Do something to control the pain. A combination of non- steroidal anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen and paracetamol is a good start if there is no medical reason why you shouldn’t take them. The next stage, if you are not coping, involves stronger anti-inflammatory and codeine based drugs from your doctor. These may be combined with a muscle relaxant as the third stage.

2. Modify your activities. Stay active and continue work if realistically feasible. Keeping generally mobile as this helps spasm to subside. Avoid heavy or repetitive movement and where at all possible avoid sitting for too long. If it is too painful to keep mobile then you may have to bedrest for 24 hrs or so to let the pain and spasm ease. Whenever possible, you should try and get up and move around within the limits of the pain, and not bed rest continually without any movement at all.

3. Use an ice pack, or more conveniently, a large packet of frozen peas wrapped in a thin, damp cloth and place on the painful area. In the case of sciatic pain, the peas should be placed on the low back rather than the leg pain itself.

4. Soak in a warm bath containing a cup of Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) as long as you are comfortable laying and able to get in and out of the bath easily.

If you have symptoms such as saddle anaesthesia (numbness or lack of feeling to your bottom or seat), lack of control over bladder or bowel (inability or difficulty to urinating, incontinence, constipation) or weakness in the lower extremities and loss of sensations, contact your GP immediately or go to A & E as soon as possible.

When booking an appointment, let us know if your situation is urgent so we can prioritise an appointment for you, please ring 07802 185504.

What our Clients Say…

"Very simple and non invasive treatment and haven’t had a twinge since!"

– Alice S (Age 27)

"I have been to Osteopaths and Chiropractors since the age of 19"

“I have been to Osteopaths and Chiropractors since the age of 19 with very little success. If only I had come across Nic then it would have been a different story.

Flexibility and straightness are key to my job, Decorating and Sports Dressage.

He has improved both of these more than I ever thought possible.”

– Cheryl G (Age 47)

"Pain removed after 3 visits."

“I am a 39 year old male that is on his feet all day at work, and had resigned myself to the fact that my back had clearly had its day and I was in for pain and discomfort for the rest of my life! How wrong I was.

I visited Nic 3 times, he treated me, taught me how to look after my back and how it works, it’s the best thing I have done in ages! Since seeing Nic I have not had any pain or discomfort and I actually feel 10 years younger…Read More

John H (age 39)

"At 36 my Doctor told me there was nothing more the NHS could do"

“At 36 my Doctor told me there was nothing more the NHS could do for my mobility issues and that I would just have to manage as best I could with Pain killers. I had suffered a Herniated Disc in my lower Back some six months before and had received various NHS treatments, none of which had worked. Nic at the Back Clinic gave me my life back, after only a few sessions, I could walk, bend and show dogs again, something I had been told by various people wouldn’t be possible in the future. I was actually pain free again for the first time in a year and I could do all that I wished with my life. Without Nic’s expert treatment my life would be a fraction of what it is today. Thanks for fixing me once again.”

John H (age 39)

"Finally I have found something that works!"

“Finally I have found something that works! After suffering with chronic acute exasperated back pain since I was 16, nerve damage and having two major trauma’s to my back I was in complete despair. I found myself on a large dosage of pain medications, anti inflammatory and muscle relaxers. I had lost my job and spent 4 months in bed unable to move. My massage therapist recommended to me the Back Clinic. so I thought why not give it a try. After just one session I was totally stunned at the results I not only felt but could see with my back and my posture. I can still remember to this day my utter amazement when I walked for the first time after my back had been gently manipulated. This is a miracle and I still say that today. The pain has gone, I can move more freely and I can be active again…Read More

Belinda F (age 46)

I felt I had grown a couple of inches

I am a 24 year old female Soldier and currently deployed in Afghanistan. Due to my work responsibilities I have to carry a lot of weight on my back, as you can imagine this causes a lot of stress to it. After visiting Nic in Eye I felt I had grown a couple of inches and the relief i felt afterwards was amazing. Highly recommended to anyone with back problems. Thank you.

Holly A

"I have been to Osteopaths and Chiropractors since the age of 19"

“I have been to Osteopaths and Chiropractors since the age of 19 with very little success. If only I had come across Nic then it would have been a different story.

Flexibility and straightness are key to my job, Decorating and Sports Dressage.

He has improved both of these more than I ever thought possible.”

– Cheryl G (Age 47)

As the result of a road accident

I was fortunate enough to find Nic Aldous when I moved to Suffolk. Having suffered acute neck and back pain as a result of a road accident I was desperate to find treatment to make my life bearable. How lucky was I! After only 4 sessions my movement was so much better and my pain reduced by 80%… Read More

Jackie Mason

I suffered for some time

I suffered for some time with neck and back pain which was causing me constant headaches, I now go for treatment when I feel it is needed to keep pain free.

Emma R

Nic really got me straightened out – literally!!

“After years of struggling with a lop sided posture with one hip visibly higher than the other and regular bouts of low back pain, four visits to Nic had me standing straight and tall and my back has given me no further problems. I will definitely be attending Nic’s back pain clinic for check up sessions to keep me pain free from now on.”

Lesley V

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The BackCare Clinic, Chancery House, Victoria Road, Diss, IP22 4HZ

Norwich (Open Mon & Thurs, 9am - 7pm):

The Backcare Clinic @ Capitol House, 4-6 Heigham Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4TE

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