WHAT DOES AN OSTEOPATH DO

FOR BACK PAIN?

If you haven’t experienced dreaded back pain yourself, sure enough, you know someone who has. Unfortunately, it tends to be a recurring theme amongst the general population. Yet, little is understood about properly healing this type of pain.

Instinctively, we all tend to look for remedies on YouTube or by taking an abundance of ibuprofen. While those sources can sometimes do the trick, the trouble is, they’re usually only temporary fixes.
Back pain conditions vary considerably; the causes can be as simple as bad posture and being relatively sedentary to something a little more complex to detect. Either way, it’s a difficult thing to diagnose on your own. So unless you’re a professional and understand how the body works or how joints and muscles influence each other, chances are you need a little guidance to effectively rid back pain from your life.

Osteopaths holistic approach to healing back pain is a well-rounded form of therapy, and it can be just the ticket you need for lasting pain relief. But what makes it different?

WHAT OSTEOPATHS CAN DO FOR BACK PAIN

Osteopaths use a mixture of diverse practices, each catered to patients’ stressors. As a result, the process is much more thorough than self-made treatment regimes. 

To give you a clear picture of the benefits of visiting an osteopath for back pain, we’ve delved into some of the leading techniques below.

MASSAGE

Osteopathy massage techniques aren’t your typical spa-like experience. Instead, experts use a form of deep tissue massage to determine where the issue is coming from in the first place to align the spine and work through any blaring tension correctly.

DRY NEEDLING

While dry needling may sound a little alarming, it’s a useful and minimally painful way to release tension in back muscles.

POSTURE AND STRETCHING ADVICE

We’ve all heard “stand up straight” from loved ones. Still, an osteopath can provide helpful advice for incorporating good posture into your daily routine. They also form a stretching treatment plan to ensure that you’re not only doing the correct stretches but also the best ones for your situation.

IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW

Through massage, stretching, and other dedicated techniques, osteopaths work with the body to activate and maintain a healthy blood flow so that circulation doesn’t perpetuate existing issues.

RESTORE JOINT MOVEMENT

Stabilising joints are essential to a mobile lifestyle, and we must restore joints correctly for that healthy movement to happen. An osteopath will repair aggravated joints using a low-key manipulation method, which is a practice that requires a particular set of expertise.

MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE

The muscle energy technique is a hands-on approach that focuses specifically on overall joint and musculoskeletal function, helping to relieve back discomfort.

CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY

Cranial osteopathy is a specialised form of osteopathy treatment, which focuses on softly aligning the body starting from the top of the head and neck, and it’s great for people of all age groups – even babies.
This list is only a snippet of osteopathy back pain treatments. Still, the truth is, this form of therapy is widely regarded as beneficial to overall back health.

It’s also important to note that back pain doesn’t always affect your lower, upper and middle back region. In fact, it can be affecting a slew of other health upsets, such as poor digestion

So, before you let the pain carry on too long, make sure you find the proper guidance from a trained osteopath. Your health is and will always be exceptionally important.

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