Back pain is one of the most common reasons people consult osteopaths and it is for this reason that we are true experts in dealing with back pain of all types and severity. Currently, back pain affects over 80% of the population at some stage of their lives, and the pain may vary from a slight niggling ache to sharp debilitating pain that can affect every part of the back and also radiate to other areas of the body too.
Some causes of back pain may originate from more sinister problems so it is essential that your osteopath diagnose acurately the source of your discomfort before any treatment is provided. Normal causes of back pain make up the vast majority of the cases we see and these include bad posture, poor seating, unsupportive beds and pillows, incorrect lifting, sedentary lifestyle, stress (both physical and mental), trauma, sports injuries, pregnancy, “arthritis”… the list goes on. So what can be done?
Your family osteopath will provide a safe and effective treatment for your back pain using proven ways of relieving pain and rehabilitating the spine. The aim is for a long term solution to keep you feeling well and pain free by restoring optimal structure and function to allow normal motion and posture so that you can lead a full and pain free lifestyle. Please note, that long term back ache is not something you have to put up with. Even if you have tried other therapies, there is often an underlying reason that is maintaining your back pain and given the opporuntity to explore and identify these reasons, in many many cases your osteopath is able to help.