80% of our population, regardless of gender and age, will suffer from back pain at some point in their life.
The common causes of back pain include:
- extensive sitting or standing
- heavy lifting
- constipation or irritable bowel
- endometriosis or menstrual pain
- poor flexibility
- muscle weakness
Some of the more serious causes could be disc injury, fracture, tumour or infection.
Osteopaths work to treat and manage back pain by improving joint mobility, reducing muscular tension and inflammation, improving blood supply and drainage in the surrounding area, offering advice on posture and stretching as well as ergonomics, providing guidance on appropriate diet, hydration and exercise.