Osteopathy can help with back pain. Here, at the ICOM clinic in Ewell, Epsom, we see more patients with back problems than anything else. We are an osteopathy teaching clinic, so our prices are around half that of commercial osteopaths. Your diagnosis and any treatment is overseen by qualified osteopaths. Your ICOM Clinic osteopath can advise you in detail on back pain, however below is a general guide to problems with the back.
Back issues can cause tenderness, stiffness, numbness or mild to severe pain. This can be anywhere from the neck down to the pelvis. There can also be associated discomfort, or pins and needles, in the arms and legs as a result of a problem with the back.
What causes it?
Nearly six million working days a year are lost through back problems, so you are not alone!
The causes are many and varied. The can range from injuries caused by lifting, accidents or sporting trauma. They can also be caused by less immediate and more gradual circumstances such as posture, stress, weight or lack of movement.
Can Osteopathy help?
We will first complete an assessment, make a diagnosis and advise you if we think your condition may require referral or more specialist help.
Osteopathic treatment will involve hands on treatment, to help reduce muscle spasm and improve movement, as well as exercise advice to help strengthen injured tissues. Osteopathy tends to take a gentler approach to back issues and it also takes a more holistic view on what may be the underlying problem.
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