What is pain
Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong.
It is the body's natural defence mechanism to alert you to a problem but also it is there to stop you.
Look upon it as a red traffic light.
Osteopaths diagnose the cause of pain and can do a lot to help reduce the level of your pain and suffering.
But what directly causes pain? More often than not is it the result of localised swelling of tissue which creates pressure on nerves.
|-Low Back Pain
-Pain From Injury
|The skilled techniques of osteopathy can allow you a speedy return to work.
Treatment is aimed to reduce pain, discomfort and allow relief from your symptoms.
There are times when it is wise for you to take medication as well as receiving osteopathic treatment.
Osteopaths frequently work in close co-operation with your doctor.
Who suffers from lower back pain?
Regardless of age or gender, 80% of the population will experience back pain.
Although some people are more at risk due to predisposing condition or occupation, low back pain can strike anybody! It is the most common cause of absenteeism in the workplace.
What are the causes of low back pain?
-previous back injury
What are some of the warning signs?
-localised pain that can be low grade, dull and creeping, to sudden, sharp and stabbing.
-it can be constant or initiated during certain movements.
-travelling pain deep into the buttocks and legs, such as sciatica.