Back pain affects 4 out of 5 people at some stage of their life. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to recover and prevent pain from returning.

Studies show that osteopathic treatment reduces back pain, increases mobility and speeds the recovery process.Your osteopath can assist you to develop the course of action consistent with your lifestyle, symptoms and goals to manage your back and neck pain.

Treatment of Back and Neck Pain

Back pain can be brought on by lifting, moving awkwardly or by an accident. Sometimes it can come on without any specific injury to your back. Stress, depression, posture, being overweight, sedentary living and poor lifestyle habits can all be significant factors.

People can feel a range of symptoms such as stiffness, tenderness and mild to very severe pain. The pain can come on quite suddenly or over time, and be located anywhere in the spine from the top of the neck to the pelvis. Sometimes pressure from the back on the nerves can cause pain or pins and needles and numbness in the legs and arms. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see us. We are ACC accredited and can file your ACC claim if required. Osteopaths are able to arrange some imaging to assist in diagnosis, we can arrange X-rays, MRIs and ultrasounds.

How can an Osteopath Help

Some of the back conditions patients visit osteopaths for:

Who do we treat?

Osteopaths treat people of all ages, from children through to the elderly. Osteopathic treatment can be helpful for people in any situation - students, office workers, manual labourers, pregnant women, stay at home parents, retirees and anything in between.