Back pain

Back pain is a very common problem. It can be brought on by lifting, moving awkwardly and by an accident. Sometimes it can come on without any specific injury to your back.

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Back pain is a common medical complaint

Stress, depression, posture, being overweight, sedentary lifestyle habits, muscle or ligament strain, arthritis, scoliosis, etc., can all be significant factors.

The pain can come on suddenly or over time. Symptoms can be: Stiffness, tenderness and mild to sever pain. In some cases, pressure from the back can affect the nerve causing pins and needles and numbness in the legs.

Common conditions that osteopaths treat:

  • Acute back pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Disc problems
  • Mechanical back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankylosis spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis

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