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Back Pain and Neck Pain

Osteopaths frequently see patients with back pain and neck pain, as musculoskeletal specialists. Our team can treat general, acute and chronic back pain; mechanical neck pain (not pain associated with whiplash) and neuralgia such as sciatica - we do this through combinations of manual therapy techniques, exercise rehabilitation, pain and postural advice. If your symptoms require further investigation, we can refer you to your GP for imaging such as x-ray and MRI. 

A few examples of back and neck problems that our team frequently examine and work with in clinic include:

 

Disc pathologies (e.g. disc bulge)

Degenerative disc disease

Facet joint syndrome

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylosis

Spondylitis

Nerve root impingement/ irritation

If you have back pain or neck pain and would like to see one of the team, click the booking link below.

Back pain and Neck pain blog posts

Take a look at our recent blog posts from the team on back pain and neck pain.

October 1, 2020

Neck and shoulder discomfort is super common from desk based work, often our set up promotes a rounded shoulder position and the nature of work may lend itself to us sitting in that one spot for long periods of time. Aside from ensuring your set up is optimal in terms of screen height and having a separate keyboard and mouse, we recommend regular breaks from your desk and a few gentle stretches to help relieve tension. Here's...

March 26, 2020

Often when we get lower back pain, it is because a particular structure or tissue is getting irritated or inflamed and this can make our lower back particularly sensitive. It's important to recognise that the pain you may feel in your back is NOT an accurate indicator of what is happening to the tissues, but that pain is actually an alarm system of sorts. Unfortunately, sometimes these pain signals can be amplified by the nerv...

March 23, 2020

Today's blog post is for all of you that are currently working from home due to self isolating and social distancing during the coronavirus/ covid 19 pandemic. I'll be going over some strength exercises going forward but right now, let's focus on a few simple exercises you can do to help with shoulders, neck or upper back tension you may be feeling from working at an unusual set up at home.

1) Anterior scalenes stretch - the sc...

March 5, 2020

You may be visiting this blog post because you're in pain and want to understand more about it, or because your health care professional has discussed pain with you and you want to further your understanding. This blog post will break down what pain is, what influences it and what you can do about it in a way that hopefully you, the person in pain, can understand.

What is pain?

Pain is a protector of the body. An alarm system of...

June 12, 2017

An anterior pelvic tilt has long been attributed to numerous injuries, namely lower back pain but also various hip and groin injuries, knee injuries etc. Now whilst it's true that some injuries can be maintained by an excessive anterior pelvic tilt, I think it's gotten a lot of bad press and I often have people come to see me in the clinic fretting about their pelvic tilt. So I'm going to clarify a few things - what is it, to...

October 17, 2016

Lower back pain is definitely one of the more common things I see in clinic. Often a big part of resolving lower back pain is figuring out what things in peoples' day to day lives are aggravating and maintaining their pain. Now of course everyone is different and there is no one size fits all solution.. we don't all have the same body, we don't all do the same things with our body, we don't all have back pain in the same place...

May 5, 2016

What are the most common musculoskeletal complaints of my patients that work at a desk all day? Headaches; pins and needles in the fingers or hands; mid-back pain and tight shoulders! All of these symptoms have a very common postural pattern in common, us osteopaths call it the 'upper crossed posture'. Rounded shoulders, tight muscles where the neck meets the skull, weak back and a weak neck - sound familiar? Now there's lots...

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