Back pain is the most common problem that we deal with. Osteopathic treatment helps to reduce pain and restore movement and function.
Acute back pain
For some people, Back pain is acute and sudden. Causes include:
- car accidents
- injury at work
- falls and slips
- sports injuries
- enthusiastic gardening on the first sunny day of spring!
- no obvious reason
Chronic back pain
Chronic back pain is pain that creeps up slowly and niggles. Causes include:
- sitting badly at work, in the car, or in front of the TV
- sleeping on an unsuitable mattress
- getting older
- diseases and infections
- poor spinal shape
Whether your back pain or neck pain is acute or chronic, doctors and osteopaths recommend early treatment. Researchers have found that prolonged rest can slow down recovery.