Back pain is extremely common, in fact the reality is most people will experience a bout of back pain at some point in there lifetime.
Although it can be very painful its often nothing to worry about and usually just the effects of gravity and time on the spinal joints. These joints are called zygapophysial joints or facet joints and are by far the most common reason for patients to present at clinic.
Osteopathic treatment can be extremely effective in resolving both the pain and stiffness associated with back pain and is a recommended intervention by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for both acute and chronic back pain.
Can Angus Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinics Help Me?
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Angus Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinics provides professional, honest and effective osteopathic treatment for your back, neck or joint pain.
Many patients have high satisfaction levels with osteopathic treatment and there is a lot of scientific evidence supporting the benefits of treatment.
At Angus Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinics we utilise a variety of treatment techniques ranging from spinal manipulation, joint articulation, active release technique, muscle energy technique, sports masage, ultrasound, tailored exercises and acupuncture to name but a few. Treatment will usually consist of a combination of these.
The Osteopathic Way
Osteopathy is a natural, drugs free, hands on, manual therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Osteopaths use techniques to remove restrictions and help to increase circulation to the tissues which ultimately leads to better healing.
Osteopaths also advise patients living with back pain and through education teach ways to manage back pain including:
- Diet advice to reduce inflammation in the body
- Education to reduce tension and anxiety associated with pain
- Empower patients to take control
- Individually tailored exercises
- Postural and Ergonomic advice