OSTEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN
80% of Australians will suffer from some degree of back pain during their lives. 1 in 10 of us will also experience a limitation of normal activity due to back pain (1)
Some sources of back pain that Osteopaths commonly treat include:
- Acute or chronic injury
- Joint or facet joint strain
- Ligamentous or capsular strain
- Muscular trigger points
- Sciatica (nerve impingement)
- Disc injury
- Abdominal or pelvic referral
- Rib cage strain
Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners, and are trained to recognise causes of back pain which may require referral. We may also refer you for radiological assessment or communicate with your healthcare specialist or GP.
What will treatment involve?
During an appointment, a case history is taken, followed by an Osteopathic examination to help identify the type and cause of back pain being experienced.
Treatment may help alleviate symptoms and reduce the chance of reoccurrence. Osteopathic treatment may be combined with advice on rehabilitation exercises, postural involvement, sport participation, dietary advice or pain relief advice to help implement an overall management plan.