LOW BACK PAIN - OSTEOPATH
SCIATICAOpen or Close
Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis.
What is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain.
Treatment of sciatica or sciatic symptoms will often be different, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms.
It may occur after prolonged squatting, immobility, pregnancy, or difficulties with the hip joint.
DISC PAINOpen or Close
Discs can bulge, herniate, collapse & even rupture.
Accidents or lifting are common ways of causing a disc injury.
The injured disc can compress the spinal cord and nerves & produce pain in the local area & areas distant from the site of the problem.
What symptoms would I experience, if I had a lower back disc problem?
Tingling and numbness may be felt in the calf & foot of one leg. There may also be weakness in one foot.
A professional should always diagnose a condition, when one experiences severe back pain, for more than 2-3 days.
SACRO ILIAC JOINTOpen or Close
Typical cases of sacroiliac pain behave similarly to many other lower back pain & sciatica conditions.
Pain in the back, buttocks and legs is common. Tingling, numbness, sciatica & weakness in the back, buttocks and legs are also present.
A com￼bind neurological pattern, is often experienced, by the majority of patients.
Realignment of the sacrum & ilium aids in restoring normal tension to the pelvic floor musculature. (1).
When unfortunately occurring it regularly effects many of the other lower back tissues. Everyone has a different body, different routine & slightly different cause of back pain.
Pain can be irritated with activity, getting up from sitting, changing position & many other factors.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Diagnosis David as your Osteopath is qualified & experienced in the diagnosis of this physical problem.
(1). Kellogg-Spadt S, et al.
REHABILITATIONOpen or Close
There is no doubt that treatment is successful in alleviating pain.
However as a professional Osteopath, David understands that patients require support to prevent relapse.
By using appropriate training modalities to encourage & challenge the posture, nervous system & muscle/skeletal system.
He can facilitate your body to become well balanced for daily functional movement & more.
Rehabilitation sessions are tailor made to your requirements, enabling full recovery of movement, power & control.
David provides optimal clinical management integrating your motor & sensory function.
Successful rehabilitation is a shared & established goal of treatment with David.
Osteopathy is very much a joint effort between David & you, restoring better function & movement, further to alleviating pain.
ASSESMENTOpen or Close
An Osteopathic assessment with David & he will be able to point you in the right direction.
Back pain sufferers are often advised to exercise & keep moving.
Are certain stretches useful, relevant or likely to cause more pain?
As a consequence of the assessment;
Also being in a position to note how your body will respond to exercise.
That is, which areas may need stretching or strengthening & which form of exercise may be the most suitable to cause your body least strain & most gain.
PATIENT PROTECTIONOpen or Close
Osteopathy & Patient Protection
Patients consulting an osteopath have the same safeguards & rights as when consulting a doctor or dentist.
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis & treatment, recognised by the British Medical Association.
Under the Osteopaths Act of 1993, osteopathy was accorded statutory recognition.
The General Osteopathic Council or (GOsC) regulates the profession.
Practitioners on the Register meet the highest standards in safety & competence.
Osteopaths are committed to a program of continuing professional development.
NOT ONLY BACK PAINOpen or Close
One of the most common misconceptions about osteopaths is that they can only treat back problems.
In fact, osteopathy can be used to treat many different conditions, illnesses & injuries, sporting or otherwise.
Unsurprisingly, many people think that the methods an osteopath will use will cause pain.
This is not the case, osteopathy should not be painful, although there may be slight discomfort as joints & muscles, which have remained unused for a long time are stretched once again.
David, can also suggest ways of helping to prevent a recurring injury & also assisting with the rehabilitation process, when recovering.
'he is committed to his patients and his goal is to address issues as quickly as possible'
David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery & when you can return to your regular activities & sports.
He may prescribe special exercises together with treatment to increase your joint mobility & performance.
Together with stretching your muscle groups accordingly, strengthening weak muscles, to restore muscle balance.
‘I am now walking and living pain free for the first time in 3 years’
In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.
I am so grateful and would recommend that he is the first port of call for anyone in chronic pain.