Low Back Pain
Almost everybody will experience low back pain at some point in their life.
The human spine is an amazing feat of engineering, combining flexibility with strength, but many factors influence how it works. Osteopaths have an intimate understanding of the complexities of the spine and pelvis. An accurate diagnosis is the only starting point of any treatment plan. As part of our clinical screening process, we use observation and palpation to reach a diagnosis. This involves examining the spine in all ranges of motion, to establish any cause of dysfunction, and a specially developed sense of touch (palpation) to further refine our understanding of what is causing the problem.
As primary healthcare practitioners, we are mindful of the fact that some back pain presentations can be caused by other regions or systems in the body, this is why sometimes we may wish to refer for diagnostic imaging studies such as X-Rays or MRI scans to exclude other causes of pain, and to allow a more accurate treatment plan. In our clinic, may cases of 'idiopathic' (of no known cause) back pain have responded to an osteopathic approach, when other treatments have failed to give relief. As well as offering outstanding osteopathic manual therapy, we are also proud to offer dry needling, laser, ultrasound and interferential treatments as a solution to back pain.