Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Exercises and Advice
These web pages have advice about a range of musculoskeletal problems, aches and pains including causes, treatments and excerises.
You can also visit the NHS website Health A-Z for further information.
Getting help and advice
Musculoskeletal injuries usually get better on its own within a few weeks or months and you may not need to see a doctor or other healthcare professional.
But it's a good idea to get help if:
- The pain does not start to improve within a few weeks
- The pain stops you doing your day-to-day activities
- The pain is very severe or gets worse over time
- You're worried about the pain or struggling to cope
You can self-refer to Physiotherapy by completing the form below.
Find out more about the service here: https://wiltshirehealthandcare.nhs.uk/services/physiotherapy/first-contact-physiotherapy
Once completed, you can send the completed form to:
Post: Physiotherapy Central Booking Department, Chippenham Community Hospital, Rowden Hill, Chippenham SN15 2AJ
When to get immediate medical advice
You should contact a GP or NHS 111 immediately if you have back pain and:
- Numbness or tingling around your genitals or buttocks
- Difficulty peeing
- Loss of bladder or bowel control – peeing or pooing yourself
- Chest pain
- A high temperature
- Unintentional weight loss
- A swelling or a deformity in your back
- It does not improve after resting or is worse at night
- It started after a serious accident, such as after a car accident
- The pain is so bad you're having problems sleeping
- Pain is made worse when sneezing, coughing or pooing
- The pain is coming from the top of your back, between your shoulders, rather than your lower back
These problems could be a sign of something more serious and need to be checked urgently.
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