Physiotherapy at the Hatt Clinic

Back Pain

Are you suffering with back pain and tired of it taking a toll on your everyday life?

Not only does back pain affect your physical wellbeing, it can also impact your mental health. Trying to get through the day with aggravating back pain having been told that it will go away with rest and painkillers by your GP can leave you feeling helpless. The good news is, we support people every day with varying degrees of back pain and we’re here to help you get back to living your best life, pain free.

Are you:

  • Experiencing pain when lifting or bending
  • Feeling stiff in the morning when you wake up
  • Suffering from either a persistent dull ache or a stabbing, burning or shooting sensation in your back
  • Uncomfortable sitting or standing in the same position for long periods throughout the day
  • Noticing the pain radiate into your buttocks or leg

If you said YES to any of the above, you’re not alone!

Start improving your health and movement today.

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Patient receives hip Shockwave Therapy at the Hatt Clinic

Back pain treatments

Who does back pain most commonly affect?

Back pain can affect anyone at any stage in life but has the highest prevalence during adolescence, and then again in middle age. Back pain is the largest cause of work-related absence in the UK and is a very common condition affecting 7 out of 10 people at some point in their lives.

Is back pain serious?

Back pain can be very uncomfortable, but it is usually not serious. It can also be the cause of pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling sensations in the legs, often called sciatica. In the majority of cases, the cause of your back problem can be linked to the way in which the bones, muscles, and ligaments in your back work together and how you have been using them.

If during your episode of back pain you notice changes to your bladder or bowel function you should go straight to your local Accident and Emergency Department as this could indicate a more severe problem.

What causes back pain?

The lower part of your back, known as the ‘lumbar region’ supports the entire weight of your upper body and is under constant pressure, particularly when you are bending, lifting, and twisting. The complex structure of your back in particular means that even small amounts of damage to any part of the back can cause pain and discomfort.

How long will my recovery take?

As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to feel a 60% improvement within the first week, an 80% improvement within one month, and a 90% improvement within 2 months, depending on your situation. However, it may take longer with more severe cases.

Find out more about our treatment options that can help with back pain:

What to expect from the back pain clinic at Hatt’s



We’ll start by understanding your medical history



We’ll then identify what is causing your back pain and give you a clear diagnosis



You’ll receive hands on treatment to relieve your pain (if needed)



We’ll put together a bespoke treatment plan to manage your pain



You’ll receive ongoing support from our team to resolve your back pain

Why should you see a clinician at Hatt’s to resolve your back pain?

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Experts in musculoskeletal health with decades of experience.
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Multi-disciplinary team to get back to full recovery under one roof.
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Personalised treatment plan to get rid of your back pain once and for all.

Back Pain FAQs

What causes lower back pain?

Can constipation cause back pain?

How to sleep with lower back pain?

Can stress cause back pain?

What is middle back pain a symptom of?

Is swimming good for back pain?

How to relieve middle back pain?

What causes sudden sharp pain in lower back?

Is walking good for lower back pain?

How to fix lower back pain from sitting?

What is better for lower back pain heat or cold?

Is Pilates good for back pain?

Can costochondritis cause back pain?

Is cycling good for lower back pain?

Tom was extremely helpful and competent with a very thoughtful manner. I’m hoping that he can relieve my back pain.
“Been having back pain for a very long time had a app with Emma I found her so helpful and very understanding what a lovely person. After just one session I feel so much better looking forward to my next app.”
“This is a fantastic practice – I literally staggered in with a bad back and walked out normally after being treated. I was treated with respect and utterly professional and dedicated care. From the lovely welcome, the whole experience was excellent. First class physio. Can’t recommend highly enough.”
“The team at Hatt Health & Movement fixed me. After a debilitating lumbar disk herniation caused by a sporting mishap, I looked for anyone who could help me to regain the use of my back and legs and relieve the pain. Hatt could see me within 2 days. I first came in on crutches and four months later, I cycle to my sessions.”
“The team are very welcoming and helpful so the patient gets the correct results from the treatment they have. My back is now pain free and stronger from the therapy I have received and I am having ongoing treatment for a torn shoulder ligament. This is getting stronger and pain free by using Hatts Clinic. They are top of my list for physio and rehab treatment.”