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Back pain health centre

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Treatment & care

Back pain may be constant or sudden, mild or debilitating. Get the facts on back pain treatments, including medication, exercise, and chiropractic care.

Treatment

Get information on back pain treatments from aspirin to yoga.

Get answers to your chiropractic questions, including information on chiropractic treatments to the controversy surrounding some of these treatments.

Osteopathy is a type of manipulative therapy used to treat certain problems of the joints and muscles.

Read about electrical treatment for back pain.

Learn more about physiotherapy for managing back pain.

Learn about treatment options for cervical spondyosis.

Learn more about sciatica treatment.

For those with sciatica, daily exercise and keeping active is encouraged because this will help relieve the symptoms, speed up recovery, and reduce the risk of longer-term problems.

The Alexander Technique is a programme to learn better posture habits to help improve problems including back pain, stiff neck and shoulder pain.

The Bowen Technique is a remedial hands-on therapy in which the practitioner applies very gentle pressure to precise points of the body.

Care

Find out what home treatments may ease lower back pain.

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