Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, and unfortunately it can be among the most difficult and frustrating problems for patients and their doctors.
Understanding the cause of your back pain is the key to proper treatment. This is where your local Osteopath can help. Patients are assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. With the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
Unless there has been a specific trauma, e.g. from a car accident, fall, or sporting injury, problems in adulthood generally tend to be a result of stresses that have accumulated over the years, until the body's compensatory mechanisms begin to breakdown.
Your muscles and joints effectively go on strike, in protest over the pressure they have been subjected to, often for quite a prolonged period of time.
Your osteopath will complete a thorough case history and examination.
They will then explain in detail: