Osteopathic treatment is renowned for the treatment of back pain
Are you fed up with pain and stiffness in your back – or perhaps in your groin, hips, legs (sciatica) or knees? – When there is a problem with your lower back, discomfort may be caused in a number of areas further away.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommends osteopathy for the treatment of low back pain, and it is one of my specialist areas to treat and diagnose.
When young, the body can adapt easily to the stress and strain it is put under. As it grows older (over 25 years!) it begins to lose some of the elasticity which gives the body the flexibility to cope and adapt. In particular this applies to the discs between the vertebrae and the joint cartilage. These require regular movement to ensure their maximum range and thereby increase local circulation and nutrition to the surrounding fluids and tissues.
I will carry out a detailed assessment and determine the cause of your pain. I will explain clearly what is happening and how I can help. I find many people have never been given a clear diagnosis – and this in itself provides understanding and often much relief. I will also address the imbalance of forces maintaining the pain – often poor posture, prolonged sitting or driving, past falls and injuries and heavy lifting.
I will use a wide range of safe and effective pain free treatments, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, tailored specifically for you. It will involve a variety of techniques to reduce pain, muscle spasm and inflammation.
My aim is to increase movement and reduce the pressure of compressed nerves and other structures. I will provide you with the latest Pilates based exercises to maintain your recovery in the long term so you are less likely to re-injureYour First Visit Pain free Treatment
Is it for me?
“Having suffered with lower back pain intermittently since having children, it was becoming more frequent and a lot more painful, I was giving up hope of ever walking upright again! After only 4 treatments with Michelle, my back, neck and general posture are improved beyond recognition, and it continues to improve with some strengthening exercises everyday.”
“I have visited Michelle’s practice several times over the last two years for treatment of chronic upper back pain. Each session has provided much needed relief, through various types of manipulation and combined with manageable exercises has helped to control an ongoing problem. I have always found her to be warm, supportive & professional, with a great degree of empathy and sensitivity.”