Back Pain (sml)

Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease and millions suffer from acute or chronic pain every year.  As September is Pain Awareness Month, we have put together some information and tips below based on common complaints and causes.

A National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that lower back pain was the most common (27%), followed by severe headache or migraine pain (15%) then neck pain (15%). Six out of ten patients (60%) said they experience breakthrough pain one or more times daily, severely impacting their quality of life and overall well-being.

70% said they have trouble concentrating while 86% reported an inability to sleep well.

Common painful symptoms such as joint pains in the wrist, neck, spine, lower back and knees have become a regular occurrence in office life. This is often caused by a lack of physical activity for those within the office environment – many of us spend long hours in a certain posture.

Sufferers can often feel they have little or no control over their pain, however, HMT Sancta Maria can help you.  HMT Sancta Maria runs a Chronic Pain Clinic for assessment and pain management for a wide array of conditions, along with useful advice about maintaining quality of life despite physical discomfort.

For more information about how we can help you please call 01792 479 040 or email