Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain or lumbago can be very distressing, particularly for someone who has never had it before.
You may feel worried that it won’t go away or it will it get worse as you get older. You aren’t sure how to find back pain relief or what the best tretament for lower back pain is.
It is common to feel frustrated when you are struggling to do simple things and feeling the daily irritation of stiffness and discomfort.
There are several different causes of lower back pain:
- muscle strains and spasm
- ligament sprains
- disc injuries
- trapped nerves or sciatica
- wear and tear (spondylosis)
Our expert osteopaths are here to find out what specifically is causing your pain, to reassure you and get you moving again; keeping you doing the things you love.
Treatment for lower back pain involves hands on techniques such as massage, joint mobilisations, muscles stretches and joint realeases. We will also educate and empower you to understand you lower back pain and how to gain back pain relief with exercises and advice to follow at home.
Upper Back Pain
If you’re struggling with upper back pain, you may feel stiff or uncomfortable across your shoulders, upper back and even into your neck. Some people experience referred pain into their arms too.
Common causes are:
- desk posture or sedentary lifestyle (we can help with desk set up advice and tips and tricks to keep active during your working day)
- repetitive strains such as repeated lifting or awkward potions like those involved caring for young children
- muscle tension
- stiff joints
- trapped nerves
- ribs not moving properly
Upper back pain can make difficult to sit at your desk or in the car, lift and care for your children or find a comfortable position in bed at night.
Our osteopaths will take time to listen and understand your problem. We can advise about posture, exercises and adaptions to certain lifestyle factors to help relieve your pain and prevent future problems.
A bespoke treatment plan will help you to feel reassured and take back control.
You shouldn’t have to put up with pain – let us help.
Sharp, stabbing pain in the back or chest when you take a deep breath can be alarming and very worrying. However sometimes it can simply be caused by an inflamed or restricted rib or muscle spasm.
By taking time to listen to your symptoms, and following a thorough examination, we will identify and explain to you what’s causing your pain and how we can help.
A personalised treatment plan will be put together to relieve your pain and look at ways to prevent it coming back again, now and in the future. Allowing you to keep doing the things you love.
We will always refer you to a doctor if we feel your symptoms are not mechanical. You may want to exclude any issues with your heart or chest before seeking osteopathic treatment for this condition.
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