3rd February 2015

Osteopathy For Lower Back Pain – Penarth Osteopaths

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lower-back-pain-problemsBack pain is an epidemic. Severe back pain can be a disabling condition. The lumbar spine pain is one of the most common causes for time off work and is experienced by most of the population at some time in their working career. As a result of this it is essential to not only the individual but also their employer to help prevent problems with the lumbar spine.

People often think that they have to live with chronic back pain. They may have friends or relatives with similar back pain who did not get relief from surgery or other medical treatment. If you are suffering with back pain, we encourage you to try osteopathy treatment. Osteopathy can alleviate the pain and discomfort and allow the person to return to their normal activities. 

Why Do We Get Lower Back Pain?

The most common cause of this pain is muscular and ligamentous irritation as the result of an abnormal movement or from lifting incorrectly and straining the muscles of the back. The person may experience a sudden onset of lower back pain from lifting and turning at the waist rather than moving with their feet to move something heavy. In some cases, the back pain subsides over a few days of recovery and should respond successfully to nothing more than gentle exercise within a few days.

If however these symptoms persist or keep recurring then there may be an underlying problem that needs to be looked at to help resolve the symptoms and prevent them for coming back again in the future, it could be a condition that could be treated successfully with osteopathy.

Get Seen By An Osteopath For Your Lower Back Pain

lower-back-pain-osteopathyAcute back pain is a sudden onset of back pain due to an accident or injury. Chronic back pain lasts for months or even years. An osteopath can identify the causes of the back pain and treat the underlying condition to eliminate the pain and prevent relapses.

Osteopathic treatment of lower back pain aims to help reduce the muscular spasm and to release any areas of the spine which may have become restricted due to abnormal strains. 

Through the prescription of exercises to help strengthen the spine and the ‘core muscles’ the patient should be able to be keep their problem under control. 

When there is also referred pain down into the leg, patient may have lower back pain radiating to hip and pelvis areas.  This is often a sign that there may be pressure upon on of the nerves in the lumbar spine. Proper diagnosis by the osteopath is very important to determine the exact cause and nature of the condition.

A Full Lumbar Spine Assessment Is Desirable

A full bio-mechanical assessment of the individual is normal done to discern if there are any problems that may be contributing towards the lumbar spine pain, so treatment of the hip, knee and ankle may also occur. 

Posture, lack of exercise, obesity and the increased amount of time that is spent sitting are greatly contributing towards the incidence of lower back pain, and as such our back pain treatment sessions usually include some form of preventative advice to help reduce these factors.

There is good evidence to show that osteopathic treatment for lower back pain is effective when combined with exercise therapy in adults. Osteopathy for back pain treatment may include self-care measures to prevent problems as well as exercises to strengthen the muscles affecting the spine health.

Additional treatment via the lower back: Sciatica or sciatic pain is often described as a pain in the leg or buttock that is caused by the low back. We, osteopaths can help with sciatica via treatments done in your lower back region.

Contact us to learn more about how we can work together to overcome back pain. If you are experiencing any lower back pain, our Penarth clinic is here to serve you. Feel free to contact us about any questions you may have by calling us or filling up the form below.

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If you are unsure about how we can help you, the best way is to talk to us to find out.
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