Osteopathy for Back Pain and Sciatica
Back pain and Sciatica Treatment
Our Osteopaths are experienced and qualified in the assessment, management and treatment of 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?
Koru Natural Therapies Osteopaths are highly experienced in getting people with back pain and sciatica complaints back on their feet and back to all 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, how long we anticipate for recovery and what can be done to help. This may include advice on exercises, dietary or lifestyle factors that may impact your recovery. Treatment involves using a variety of hands on technique, which 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. Sciatica is a symptom, but there are many causes of sciatica, 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
Sometimes a more serious cause of back pain may require specialist care and we are trained 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.