Back pain and manipulation

//Back pain and manipulation

Back pain is a very common problem, with studies suggesting as many as eight out of ten of us will suffer from lower back issues at some point during our lives.

It can be very stubborn and you might think that it’s impossible for pain to ease up, but with the right therapy even the worst chronic pain can come to an end.

There are a number of reasons why back pain may occur, this could be a symptom of arthritis, spondylolisthesis or  lumbar spinal stenosis to name a few conditions.  In some rare cases, back pain may be a symptom of something more severe, in which case we would recommend you to a specialist medical professional, based on your case.

When it comes to back pain, we suggest seeking medical attention if one or two of the below rings true.

1. Symptoms have been bothering you for more than about six weeks
2. The pain is severe and/or not improving, or even getting worse

Back pain and manipulation

Back pain and manipulation

Chronic lower back discomfort is preventive. Many people seek osteopathic treatment to address it quickly and at a time and place of their own choice.

We provide a range of treatments that can help reduce the risk of chronic back irritation, whether you sit at a desk all day, are a manual labourer or if you’ve reached a certain age.

 

How can we help with back pain?

Evidence suggests manipulation for back pain is one of the more beneficial treatments that one can seek.

Depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis – we may gently manipulate the back to loosen the joints or massage the soft tissues. Treatment will be different for every individual. We offer advice on your posture, diet and may assign specific exercises.

Click here to see a full list of our treatments that we provide for lower back discomfort.

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Paola Ash
Paola Ash has over 15 years experience in manual therapy/healthcare. Paola is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP).

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