clinic@jenniferspencer.com

020 1234 5678

23 Pimlico Way W4 7HG

Help with your back pain

Back pain is one of the most common issues I treat. Whether caused by injury, a chronic condition such as sciatica, or an ache or pain that seems to come from nowhere, I can help you.

Postural Adjustments

In our modern lives, back pain is often caused by poor posture when working, standing or relaxing. A long-term approach to curing your ailment involves fixing these underlying problems, ensuring that the time you spend away from the clinic is as beneficial to you as the time you spend in the clinic.

Causes of Back Pain

Work Environment

For most people who experience back pain, the problem stems from an unhealthy work setup. It's typical to use chairs which do not encourage good posture and to slouch over our workstations while working. Treatment means not only addressing the pain but the problems which caused it in the first place.

Manual Tasks

A common cause of back pain is simple manual tasks such as housework and gardening, which can cause problems ranging from tired and strained muscles through to more serious injury.

Slipped Disc

A slipped disc, also called a prolapsed or herniated disc, is where a soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pushes out of place. It is typically caused by ageing, or as a result of straining your back, for example to lift something heavy.

Athsma

Many people who experienced childhood athsma suffer from poor posture as a result of a chain of compensatory reactions which occur in the body when we roll the shoulders forward to breathe more easily. This posture often becomes ingrained over the years, but can be reversed with osteopathy.

Treatment for Back Pain

Diagnosis

Identifying the cause of your back pain is the first step towards treatment. This involves understanding your symptoms and general lifestyle, the location and nature of the pain, and a physical examination. Where you have underlying postural problems, this is normally clear from an initial physical examination. By starting to realign your spine, we address the pain at the same time.

Treatment

Osteopathy and its related practices are usually the ideal treatment for back pain. Postural back pain stems from the back having been held in an unnatural or awkward position, which over time becomes the 'default' and causes pain. Osteopathy works to return your spine to its natural alignment by direct manipulation of the vertebrae, and by using dry needling and physical therapy to relax and relase the tight surrounding muscles which are keeping the back held in an unnatural position.

Most back pain is easily treatable with osteopathy

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  • 020 1234 5678
  • clinic@jenniferspencer.com
  • 24 Pimlico Way
    London W4 7HG

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Free Telephone Consultation

I offer a free and confidential telephone consultation to discuss your ailment, what treatments are available and whether osteopathy is suitable for your particular condition. Just call or email me and we can talk today.

Initial Appointment

You initial appointment is usually slightly longer to allow for a full history and examination as well as treatment. If you've never had osteopathy before I will explain the process, how I will treat you and how many sessions you may need.

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