At 21st Century Clinic in Reading, we have a number of treatment modalities and work together as a team to get the best results for every patient. This blog is going to focus on how we can help back pain because this is one of the most common conditions we treat at 21st century clinic. We will start with how Osteopathy can help treat Back pain:
How can an Osteopath help?
Osteopaths are well known for treating back pain and patients report high satisfaction with treatment. There is good quality evidence supporting the beneficial effects of manipulation for back pain and the National Institutes for Clinical Excellence recommends osteopathy for sub-acute and chronic low back pain
Osteopaths can use a wide range of gentle manual treatments depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. We may gently massage the soft tissues of your back or rhythmically “rock” the joints to release tension and sometimes we may gently manipulate the back to loosen the joints and you may hear a “click”
Treatment is different in every individual and sometimes it might involve treating other areas in the body such as the hips or neck
We may offer advice on your lifestyle particularly if we feel something you are doing repetitively is part of the reason why you have back pain. We may offer advice on your posture and give advice on diet and exercise or give you specific exercises.
Some of the back conditions patients visit osteopaths for:
Acute back pain
Chronic back pain
Mechanical back pain