Back Pain

Back pain can refer to lower back pain- pain around the buttocks, sacrum and below the ribcage; and mid back pain – pain between the shoulder blades, neck and the lower back which can also contribute to headaches and breathing difficulties.

 

Lower back pain a very common musculoskeletal complaint that GP’s see in clinic. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) report two-thirds of the population will experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime.

 

Back pain is not exclusive to the feeling of pain in the back, but it can also cause referred pain or discomfort in other areas of the body, such as the buttocks, groin, hips & legs. Pain down the back of the legs is often referred to as sciatica but can be attributed to lower back pain.

Most cases of back pain are related to muscle injuries or ligament strain and will heal with rest; however, some cases do require further intervention and treatment.

 

OsteoVision can offer treatment for your lower back pain and mid back pain. Each patients’ treatment plan is unique and specific depending on your diagnosis, age and fitness level; and includes soft tissue techniques, joint manipulation and joint articulation to help relieve your pain, release tension, improve functionality.

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Accessing up to date information about back pain can help reduce suffering, and in many cases, prevent unnecessary time off work and other important activities.

 

OsteoVision works closely with a team of highly respected and specialised muscular skeletal (MSK) experts, which include pain specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, medicines review specialists, specialist MSK physiotherapists, acupuncturists, cognitive behavioural specialists as well as occupational health specialists who provide complete care across the range of MSK conditions and complexity / severity of disease.   The orthopaedic surgeons and pain specialists we work with only perform interventions and surgical procedures once they are confident that all appropriate osteopathy and physiotherapy interventions have been optimised.  Generally, patients benefit from physiotherapy or osteopathy after surgery to optimally mobilise the joint and strengthen their muscles.

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