Low Back pain
Aug 03, 2015
Low back pain affects about 23% of the population and is ranked highest in terms of disability compared to any other condition. Many cases of low back pain have no obvious cause, although heavy labour or repetitive jobs, lifting inefficiently, accidents, being overweight and inefficient posture are documented as the most common possible causes. Low back pain can be attributed to problems with intervertebral disc (cushioning between each vertebrae), facet joint (joints at the back of each vertebrae which guide movement) ,nerve compression either centrally (spinal column) or laterally (nerve route) or anywhere along the route of the nerve as it travels to another part of the body, muscle spasm, damage or overuse, ligaments which are overstretched, damaged or compressed, pelvic misalignment and leg length inequalities.
Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare practitioners, recognised by the NHS to diagnose and treat independently. Amanda as an Osteopath is trained to help diagnose and treat the cause of your back pain through detailed case history taking and examination. Amanda will take the time with you to understand your condition and will explain her findings, giving you more knowledge and coping strategies. Amanda will build tailor made treatments to help alleviate your pain and improve your movement.
Treatments are gentle and include many techniques some of which are: soft tissue massage, relaxing and improving blood flow to the tissues. Articulation, rhythmic movement of joints gently to improve movement and reduce pain, sometimes it may be necessary to encourage movement further by use of a quick technique that creates a popping noise (not essential).
To give you confidence, NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) which provides national guidance and advice to the NHS, recommends Osteopathy as an effective treatment for low back pain.
By receiving Osteopathic treatment you are not only benefitting your health and wellbeing today but are protecting yourself for your later years.
How do I get to see Amanda?
You don’t need a referral from a GP and can normally be seen within 48 hours call Amanda on 07530403382. Don’t delay, get your pain sorted today by contacting Amanda on 07530403382 or Amanda@backtohealthltd.co.uk to book an appointment.