The BackCare Clinic is not only just about back pain

Almost everyone has sore, aching muscles now and then. These can range from mild to excruciating. Often goes away in a few days but sometimes muscle pain can linger for months.

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The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, overuse and minor injuries from exercise or physically demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after activity and it is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. In these situations you should first consider applying ice to the affected area.

If applying ice does not bring relief within a day or two, there can often be an underlying biomechanical problem involving posture and/or joint dysfunction that needs to be addressed if treatment of the affected muscle is to be successful.

Systemic muscle pain, which you feel throughout your body, is different. It’s more often the result of an infection, an illness or a side effect of a medication.

The BackCare Clinic will always offer a Free Assessment of your condition if you are unsure as to its nature or the best course of treatment. You will never be pressured into treatment at the clinic and if possible will be given more the one course of action with a suitable referral where necessary.

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Occasionally, muscle aches can be a sign that something more serious is wrong with your body. You should see your doctor for:

If you experience muscle pain with the following you should seek more urgent help from your doctor. If you cannot see your doctor quickly, for any reason, you should seek medical advice from your hospital.