Osteopathy treatment for back pain – get some help today
If you’re suffering from back pain, help is available here at Life in Motion Osteopathy clinic.
According to BackCare (the National Back Pain Association), more than 80% of us living in the UK will be affected by back and/or neck pain at some stage in our lives. In fact, musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of sickness absence from work.
There are many different reasons why you might experience aches and pains in your back. It can be the result of a sprain; repetitive movement; a strain on the muscles, ligaments or joints; or caused by osteoarthritis. Back pain can affect anyone at any age – it’s not a problem that discriminates.
For some people, back pain may self-resolve within a few weeks, but for others, it can progress into a chronic, longer-term problem.
Having osteopathic treatment for back pain can help you address the problem before it gets worse and aid you towards recovery.
How osteopathy can help your back pain
If you’re suffering from back pain, then visiting an osteopath for osteopathic treatment could help you to:
- Manage and improve confidence during movement and activity
- assist with your quality of life
- keep active
- Enjoy your favourite activities
As an osteopath, I can use a wide range of gentle manual treatments, education and rehabilitation with the focus on improving your symptoms and alleviating your pain. The exact treatment will depend on your age, fitness levels and the nature of your back pain.
For example, the soft tissues in your back might benefit from massage and the joints from mobilisation and a need to ‘rock’ or manipulate your joints to reduce restriction and reduce pain.
Sometimes back pain can be relieved by also treating areas of your body such as your hips or neck. You may also have back problems caused by repetitive movements, for example, involved with work or sport. Every case is different.
The key is to treat you as an individual. I will find out as much about your back problems as possible, taking the time to listen to how your back pain is affecting your life, when and how it began, what exercise you enjoy and much more. Together, we will come up with a treatment plan that fits in with your life.
Osteopathic treatment will begin at the first appointment in the majority of cases.
Back pain frequently asked questions