Back Pain | Limerick Pain Relief & Sport’s Injury Clinic | Physical Therapy Limerick

Back Pain Limerick Pain Relief & Sport’s Injury Clinic

95% of back pain is what’s called “Common Back Pain” or “Simple Back Pain”. For some of you, there will be a clear cause of injury for your back pain. You may have hurt it lifting something. Or you done an activity that you’re not accustomed to, such as gardening or painting. However, for more of you, it will be different. Your back pain may have come on for no apparent reason. This is quite common.

Physical Therapy For Back Pain

Back Pain

So what causes your back pain symptoms? Joint misalignment’s in your back can be a factor. You will know if these are an element of your back pain. You feel a “catch” in your back when you do some spinal movements. This may be when you lean forward or back. Or you feel it when you do a twisting movement of your back.

Your muscles can also become dysfunctional. Your muscles can become tight. Your muscles are a component of your back pain if you are feeling generally stiff. You might also have a dull, constant aching pain.

It really is a case of “knock-on effect” when it comes to back pain. Let’s say you have a joint misalignment in your lower back. Your surrounding muscles become tight. This is to try to protect the affected area. This might seem a good thing initially. But your muscles can’t keep that up for long. After a while they become dysfunctional. Other surrounding muscles now have to assist those dysfunctional muscles. Then after a while, they become dysfunctional under the increased load. This is happening to you if you have been troubled by back pain for more than a few weeks. You might be noticing that your back pain symptoms are spreading to a larger area. You might be finding that your back pain is coming on more frequently. Or that it is more intense. You might be noticing that it’s spreading to your buttock, groin or leg region. Or even travelling further up your back.

Luckily, physical therapy has an excellent success rate with this type of back pain.

Limerick City treatment centre for Back Pain

Mr. Tony Phelan BSc(Hons)

At the Pain Relief Clinic here in Limerick City, our physical therapy approach consistently brings relief to painful conditions and sport’s related injuries.

Our treatment is very successful treating acute injuries/painful flare-ups and also when treating chronic long-standing and persistent conditions.

Back Pain Fibromyalgia Sciatica
Muscle Pain Hip Pain Leg Pain
Knee Pain Tennis Elbow Headaches
Feet Pains Achilles Tendonitis Neck Pain
Arm Pain Shoulder Pain Plantar Fasciitis

During your initial visit, we will go over your full case history and also examine your painful condition/injury. Once we have established the root-cause of your condition or injury we will address this by treating the appropriate area. Your treatment is usually done through light clothing and is primarily a hands-on approach. Your treatment typically involves the application of pressure to muscles that have been identified as being dysfunctional in order to restore your muscle tissue to a healthy state. The pressure used can vary from light to deeper pressure. However, client comfort is paramount and the degree of pressure used is determined by your age and body-type. For example, the degree of pressure utilised on a very old patient would be much less than the pressure used on a sport’s person in his twenties. Additionally, some light work may also be done on your joints as appropriate. You may also be given some home-care advice to facilitate your recovery.

The usual improvements that you will feel are

  • Decreased or eradicated pain
  • Improved or fully-restored full range of movement
  • Everyday activities that you had difficulty with, or simply couldn’t do are now much easier.


“I went to Tony at the Pain Relief Clinic in July 2011 with back pain. Tony was very helpful and sorted out my back. When I needed him for help he was only a phone call away. I refer a lot of friends who found him very good. Thanks Tony you are a back saviour.”

Ms. M. Byrnes, Caherdavin, Limerick.

The Pain Relief Clinic is situated above O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy in O’Connell Avenue in Limerick City Centre with convenient street parking adjacent. You have a choice of morning-time, afternoon and evening appointments.

Hi, my name is Tony Phelan & I’m a Registered Physical Therapist. I travel to the USA every year for update courses which ensures that you avail from the best physical therapy approaches available in the world today in our Limerick City clinic.

Your treatment is also covered by VHI, LAYA, Hibernian Health Aviva and GloHealth. Your treatment also qualifies for MED-1 Form reimbursement.

Take the first step towards resolving your painful condition or injury by calling us today to book your visit in Limerick on (061)467940 or (087)2463763. We look forward to seeing you and I hope that you benefitted from the information article.