Having trouble with your back does not always express pain in the back. In many cases it may cause symptoms in more remote areas such as the buttocks, hips or legs (symptoms of sciatica). Problems in the spine and neck may also produce symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and pins and needles to name a few.
Osteopaths are trained professionals who are skilled in diagnosing problems, including those who may need further investigation if necessary.
NICE (the National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines recommend manipulative therapies including osteopathy for the treatment of low back pain.
Osteopathy will use a wide range of gentle manipulation, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
Every patient is unique and therefore treatment is different for every patient. Techniques will include different types of soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise your joints.