Back pain

What is back pain?

Back pain affects around 8 out of 10 of us at some point – a very unpleasant but normal part of life.

Suffering from back pain can have a big impact on your everyday routine – making you feel as though you are unable to carry out normal activities such as work or hobbies.

But with the right guidance and support, most people can recover without the need for extra help.

This website provides information, advice and resources from Sheffield clinicians to help you get back to health.

Types of back pain


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Pain which is felt in the lower back and/or buttocks. It can be aggravated by a range of activities including walking, standing, sitting & bending.

Back pain

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Pain which travels down the leg, past the buttock. Leg pain is often burning, shooting, electric shock-like sensations and may include numbness, tingling or odd sensations in the leg and/or foot.

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