Osteopathy for Back Pain and Sciatica
Back pain and Sciatica Treatment
Our Osteopaths regularly assess, manage and treat back pain and sciatica. In fact these complaints are one of the most common reasons why people come to see us.
Don’t let back pain stop you
Is back pain stopping you from working, sleeping, fun activities or simply enjoying life?
Experience a high level of care by our Osteopaths who get people with back pain and sciatica back on their feet and back to the activities you enjoy.
It is important to note, you are not alone, up to 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Most causes are due to common complaints that Osteopaths can treat. Disc bulges, protrusions and nerve impingement are more common than what many people think and our practitioners have experience in the treatment and management of these conditions.
In depth consultations
A consultation involves discussing your current complaint and obtaining your medical history. Detailed assessment is performed, involving performing movements and observing posture. Further in depth testing may be appropriate in some circumstances, such as an abdominal examination, or checking for signs of nerve impingement, such as reflex testing. A diagnosis of your back pain will be discussed and an appropriate individualised action plan will be tailored to your needs.
We formulate a clear individualised plan
We will then deliver a personalised specific treatment plan to clearly communicate what’s wrong. Then we discuss how long we anticipate for recovery and what else can be done to help. This may include advice on exercises, dietary or lifestyle factors that may make an impact. Treatment involves using a variety of hands on technique. The best approach will vary depending on your age, health status and specific issue. The approach used may vary at different appointments, according to your individual needs and your response to previous treatment.
It’s important to establish a diagnosis
Sciatica is a common term used by the community to describe their pain. It is actually a symptom, but there are many causes, so it is important we establish a diagnosis before we treat you.
Research supports the use of Osteopathy for the treatment of low back pain and is becoming more accepted and well known in the wider medical community.
Investigations and referrals
Osteopaths understand and can identify more serious causes of back pain. In some circumstances you may need specialist care and we undergo ongoing training to differentiate what type of care you need. In some circumstances, we may refer for investigations, such asn an x-ray, MRI or another healthcare provider.
Please contact us if you require further information or would like to make an appointment.