NECK + BACK PAIN

80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some time.

 

Studies show that osteopathic treatment reduces back pain, increases mobility and speeds the recovery process.

 

We can assist you in developing a course of action consistent with your lifestyle, symptoms and goals to manage your back and neck pain. 

 

Your osteopath may:

  • work on joint mobility

  • work on muscular tension, inflammation and nerve irritation

  • investigate blood supply and drainage to and from the spine and pelvis

  • reduce the duration of low back pain and help prevent future episodes

  • offer advice on posture, exercises and stretching

  • provide advice on improving your ergonomic environment

  • provide guidance on diet, hydration and exercise

  • communicate and plan treatmnet with your GP

  • refer you for radiological assessment when required

  • provide care funded by workers compensation schemes and traffic accident shemes. 

 

Osteopaths can be visited without a referral from a GP and are trained to know the difference between uncomplicated back pain and back pain requiring referral to specialist care. In some cases there may be a more serious cause for low back pain such as disc injury, fracture, tumour and infection, which requires ongoing specialist support.

COMMON CAUSES OF BACK AND NECK PAIN

TOP TIPS...

 

Keep as MOBILE as you can

 

REGULAR EXERCISES AND STRETCHING can have a preventative effect

 

TAKE CARE when lifting

 

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER to keep your tissues hydrated

 

EAT SUFFICIENT PROTEIN to help repair tissue

 

Ensure you have a SUPPORTING MATTRESS AND PILLOW

 

TAKE REGULAR BREAKS AND STRETCH during repetitive tasks or heavy labour

 


AND FOR THE KIDS...

 

Make sure your children DO NOT CARRY A HEAVY BAG ON ONE SHOULDER 

 

and

 

DO NOT SPEND TOO MUCH TIME IN FRONT OF A PC, TABLET OR TV

  • extensive sitting or standing

  • heavy lifting

  • injury

  • changes during pregnancy

  • constipation, irritable bowel

  • endometriosis

  • menstrual pain

  • insufficient flexibility

  • muscle weakness

  • dysfunction in the thorax, lower limbs and pelvis.

USEFUL LINKS

Osteopathy Australia  www.osteopathy.org.au

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OUR CLINICS

466 Plenty Road

PRESTON VIC 3072

Camberwell by Appointment only.