Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Treatment in London W1

There are a number of causes of lower back pain, ranging from muscle spasms, nerve compression to disc bulges or prolapses, as well as injury to the small joints of the spine. Suffering from back pain can be extremely debilitating, however in the vast majority of cases, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and/or Acupuncture treatment will effectively resolve back pain quickly and painlessly, without the use of injections, long-term medication or surgery.

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Back pain is very common with up to 80% of the adults population suffering from significant low back pain at some point during their lives. The pain can often be associated with other symptoms, such as sciatica, pins and needles, numbness or groin and buttock pain.

Frequently there are factors that predispose us to get lower back pain, this can range from muscular weakness and poor posture due to being overweight, sitting for long periods of time, lack of exercise, trauma or even our genetics.

Diagnosis

Understanding the cause of lower back pain is vital for effective treatment and is essential in preventing your pain from becoming a recurring problem. To diagnosis the cause of your back pain, our practitioners will initially take a detailed case history which includes questions about when the pain started, the pattern of the pain, as well as factors that affect the pain.

Following this we will fully assess your back, which includes the mobility of your spinal joints, muscle tone, posture and balance, as well as a range of Orthopaedic test and neurological tests of your reflexes and muscular strength, we are able to determine the correct clinical diagnosis of your lower back pain.

Treatment

After reaching the correct diagnosis, treatment can be tailored to specifically target the cause of your pain, allowing us to achieve quick and effective results in eliminating your lower back pain.

Treatment for lower back pain combines the use of gentle, specific spinal mobilisation and manipulation, as well as deep massage, acupuncture, exercises, stretches and postural re-education. Treatment is applied to suit the needs of you as an individual and tailored to solve your specific issues. Our goal is to reduce the pain as quickly as possible and prevent it from recurring in the future.