Back pain is one of the most common disorders that affects society. Osteopathy is a therapy that specialises in back pain relief. Osteopaths are musculo-skeletal specialists who are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders.
During an osteopathic assessment for back pain you can expect a full and thorough medical history to be obtained. Assessment of the muscles, joints, and discs of the whole body is undertaken during the first treatment. Your osteopath will be looking holistically at your injury trying to ascertain the reason for its occurrence.
If needed your osteopath can refer you for a spinal X-Ray.
Osteopathic treatment for back pain relief may include:
- Soft tissues
- Joint manipulation
- Muscle energy stretching technique
- Dry needling
After your treatment your osteopath may prescribe certain exercises or give you advice on how to maximize your back pain relief. Your osteopath may recommend you participate in Clinical Pilates classes to help improve the long term strength and stability of your back that will optimize your back pain relief for the future.