Osteocare:Treatment

Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint that has many causes including muscle strain, disc injury, scoliosis, nerve irritation, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disease.

Back pain can also be a secondary effect of hip, knee or foot problems or can be a result of bad posture, a jerky sudden movement, an unsupportive mattress, or poor lifting techniques.

Back pain can be difficult to treat therefore a thorough understanding of the cause of the problem is critical in ensuring suitable treatment and long term relief.

Osteopaths are “back experts”, providing over one million treatments to Australians in 2008. A recent study conducted in the “New England Journal of Medicine”, showed that osteopathic manipulative treatment was effective for the management of lower back pain.

 

Osteopaths will do more than offer treatment - Osteocare Osteopaths will provide:
An ongoing management program to prevent injury recurrence
A suitable exercise and stretching regime to increase strength and balance
Advice on diet to aid rehabilitation and to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Information on correct posture and breathing techniques to ensure long term relief.

 

Interesting statistics:

  • Back pain affects 4 out of 5 people in Australia
  • Back pain is the most common cause of absenteeism at work
  • Back complaints make up one third of all workcover claims in Australia

 

Reference:
1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4823.0.55.001 – Musculoskeletal Conditions in Australia: A Snapshot, 04-05.
2. Q-Comp – Statistics Report 07/08 – Statutory Claims Intimations by Injury Type 06/07, 07/08.

 

Lower Back Pain

Suffering from back pain?
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