Back problems account for over 50% of the cases Osteopaths see, and Osteopathic treatment is often the most effective first line of action to take in attempting to correct many very debilitating back problems.
Mechanical or functional disturbances of the spine and other areas of the body can cause back pain, but can also cause referred pain in the head, neck, shoulders and arms.
Osteopaths have been successfully treating back problems for over 100 years.
Most people think that back pain must be the result of injury, this is not necessarily the case. There are many things that can contribute to back pain, including stress, poor posture, lack of movement, tight hips etc In fact, many disease states and pathological conditions can give symptoms of backache so it is always important to seek help and advice from a qualified Osteopath.
Conditions that may cause back pain include:
Abdominal or Pelvic disease, Anxiety states, Arthritis, Cervical or Lumbar Spondylosis, Dermatological problems, Kidney disease and Rheumatic conditions.
Osteopaths are skilled in diagnosing problems that may require further investigation or medical treatment.
While some of these specific conditions may not be curable by Osteopathic treatments, correcting any underlying mechanical disturbances in the musculoskeletal system, can, in some cases, relieve pain and suffering and allow the body to come back into a state of balance or “ease”.
With your permission, the Osteopath will contact your doctor if any medical treatment is needed.