80% of people will suffer at least one or more episode of severe back or neck pain during their lifetime. This is often complicated by muscle spasm, the presence of additional pain, numbness or “pins and needles” in the leg or arm. If you have ever been one of these people, you will know how much it affects just about every aspect of your life.
Pain is your brain’s way of telling you that something is wrong, but confusingly the location of the pain may not be the site of the problem. The underlying causes may be traumatic and recent or may be the result of a build-up of minor damage to your muscles, joints, discs, ligaments and tendons over a period of time.
Regardless of the onset of your symptoms, treatment will give more than just the short term benefit of pain relief. If your recovery time can be accelerated by treatment the amount of scar tissue present after the healing is less, so the chances of the same injury re-occurring reduced.
Your osteopath is highly trained and highly skilled in the identification, treatment and resolution of back pain. With the treatment will come a full explanation of the cause (or causes) of your pain as well as advice on exercises and changes in lifestyle, posture or work situation where appropriate.