Osteopathy for Adults
Most of us have been exposed to stressful physical or emotional events at some stage in our lives. Gradually, the body may find it more difficult to cope, as the effects of these episodes accumulate, and symptoms, such as aching or pain in the lower back, or tension headaches, may begin to show.
Research shows that around 80% of people experience back pain at some time in their life. Most lower back pain settles after a couple of weeks, but problems may recur in up to 85% of people.
Back pain can significantly affect a person’s quality of life, and is a major cause of time off work. Chronic pain can also be a contributory factor in depression, anxiety and poor sleep.
Treatment for Back Pain
Prevention is better than cure. It can be easier to treat underlying stresses and strains, when there is no current back pain. Most problems can benefit from early treatment, so it is worthwhile consulting an osteopath before back pain becomes severe.
Using gentle manual techniques, osteopaths aim to release areas of tension or stiffness, and restore balance and flexibility to the whole musculoskeletal system. This can help to ease back pain, and improve overall health and well being.