How We Treat Back Pain
If you suffer from back pain, we are here to help.
Emerald Osteopathy employs a holistic and hands-on approach to treat back pain. When addressing a patient’s back pain, we will typically follow these steps:
Assessment: The first step is to thoroughly assess the patient’s condition. This may involve a comprehensive medical history, physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests like X-rays or MRI scans to identify the underlying causes of the back pain.
Diagnosis: Once the assessment is complete, the osteopath will provide a diagnosis, taking into account the patient’s unique circumstances, including their lifestyle, posture, and any pre-existing medical conditions.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT): We use our hands to perform OMT, which involves various manual techniques. These may include soft tissue manipulation, stretching, gentle pressure, and specific adjustments to the spine and other joints to improve mobility, alleviate muscle tension, and restore proper alignment.
Patient Education: We work closely with our patients to educate them on proper posture, ergonomics, exercise, and lifestyle changes that can contribute to back pain relief and long-term wellness.
Treatment Plan: A personalised treatment plan is developed, which may include multiple OMT sessions, exercises, and other complementary therapies.
Follow-up: We monitor our patients’ progress and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.
Our Osteopathic treatment for back pain is focused on addressing the root causes of the pain, promoting the body’s natural healing processes, and enhancing overall musculoskeletal health. We aim to not only relieve the symptoms but also prevent future recurrences of back pain through a patient-centered, whole-body approach.