Acute/chronic back pain and Sciatica

The trouble with back pain is that it can do more than just give you a pain in the back! It can create difficulties with walking, sitting, bending and lifting. It can also be the cause of pain in the buttocks, groin or legs. Irritation of the sciatic nerve that supplies muscles and joints in the leg, and therefore the symptoms associated as sciatica can occur through a number of ways and it is important to ascertain the precise cause.

Your back is one of the most injury-prone parts of your body. Four out of five of us will suffer from back pain at some stage in our lives. Typical causes of low back pain are simple strains of muscles and ligaments caused by bad posture, wear and tear, and trauma and stress, to more severe pain which can be caused by a disc herniation, commonly known as a “slipped disc”.

Back pain responds well to osteopathic treatment, as it can be effective in correcting the underlying problems. Speedy access to osteopathic care reduces pain, restores mobility, and returns you to a normal quality of life.

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