Back pain can be extremely debilitating and affects people from all walks of life. In the UK, it is the leading cause of employees taking time off work, with 7 million visits to the GP annually. Symptoms include sciatica, stiffness, pulled muscles, spasms and a host of other non-specific back pain.
On arrival at the clinic, I will discuss your history and examine you to assess the cause and extent of the pain. From there, I will devise an appropriate treatment plan.
I may sometimes suggest a treatment that combines a variety of techniques, such as osteopathy and acupuncture. We will always talk through the treatment plan in advance, to ensure that you are comfortable.
We all know that back pain is the leading cause of time off from work. There are 7 million visits to the GP annually because of it and it costs the UK £5 billion a year. Back pain is one of the most debilitating conditions and can affect all people from all walks of life.
Back pain that we can help with includes anything from sciatica, stiffness, pulled muscles or spasms to failed back surgery syndrome and all other kinds of non-specific back pain. Of course, one has to keep in mind that it is essential to take a strong history first, in order to exclude anything that would necessitate consultation with a GP or specialist.
Recent NICE guidelines for suggest that manual therapy (a general term for treatments that involve physical manipulation, including osteopathy) are effective ways of helping back pain and getting people back to work:
People come in with all sorts of onsets of back pain, ranging from having picked up a piece of paper or a child, or having just woken up with it. Sometimes people are surprised with the pain as they have never experienced back pain before, while others seem to know exactly what it is.
Please feel free to contact me in Harley Street or Highgate to discuss your back pain.