How is it that one day can you lift a heavy weight and the next day you “put your back out” with a sneeze?.
The spine is like a finely tuned piece of mechanical equipment. Any stresses and strains, which are more than the spine can cope with may cause injury. It is not, however, always obvious what those stresses and strains have been.
Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, without the use of drugs of surgery. We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension and enhance blood flow, all to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. This may also be accompanied by individually tailored advice and support with exercise, posture, stress and habits to promote health and prevent your symptoms re-occurring.
The key to successfully treating low back pain is to diagnose the cause, establish the sequence of events which have led to the pain developing and recognise any maintaining factors such as posture habits, work environment, unsuitable bed, nutritional needs and emotional stressors.
A job your Osteopath is fully trained to help you with!