Back pain is extremely common and 80% of people in the UK will experience back pain at some point in their lives and that is why it is the most common condition treated by osteopaths.

Your body will tell you very quickly when things aren’t right and your back is no exception.

Causes of back pain include:

  • Chronic postural problems
  • Poor lifting technique
  • Sedentary lifestyles
  • Unsuitable work station set-up
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Unsupportive beds
  • Obesity

The cure for back pain lies in encouraging a stiff and painful spine  to move, while at the same time stretching and strengthening the surrounding tissues to  support and stabilise the back. Osteopaths specialise in identifying the source of the problem, treating the pain, restoring any functional compromise and giving you advice on how to prevent the problem recurring.