Osteopathy is a type of manipulative therapy used to treat certain problems of the joints and muscles without using medication or surgery.
The Bowen Technique is a remedial hands-on therapy in which the practitioner applies very gentle pressure to precise points of the body.
The Alexander Technique is a programme to learn better posture habits to help improve problems including back pain, stiff neck and shoulder pain.
The best way to avoid getting back pain is by keeping supple and flexible through regular exercise, lifting correctly and good posture. Learn more with the help of a good posture diagram.
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.
Upper and middle back pain, which can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage, has become much more common as more of us have sedentary occupations.
How is sciatica treated? The main recommendations for treating acute sciatica include staying as active as possible along with taking pain relief.
The coccyx is sometimes called the tail bone because it’s considered the remnant of the full tail of our ape-like ancestors. It bears weight when a person is sitting down.
Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle.
The sacroiliac joint is the largest axial joint in the body located at the lower end of the spine which joins the spine to the pelvis.
With cauda equina syndrome, nerves at the base of the spinal cord become compressed. This affects nerves important for messages to the legs, feet and pelvic organs.
Physiotherapy may be recommended to help treat cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical disc disease.
Back pain is common and can be debilitating. Taking steps to avoid getting a bad back in the first place could help avoid pain, suffering and needing treatment later.
Spinal cord injury is damage to the information superhighway between the brain and the rest of the body that runs down the back or spine.
Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment option for some types of long-term back pain using low-level electrical signals on the spinal cord or targeting specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a painful and progressive type of arthritis where some or all of the joints and bones of the spine fuse together.
Long-term or chronic pain, such as pain from a back problem, can affect a person's mental health alongside the physical pain from the condition.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of spaces in the spine or backbone as a person gets older.
Physiotherapy may be recommended for conditions such as back pain to help relieve pain, promote healing and restore function and movement.
If you are looking for more information about back pain, care and treatment, we can help. Use these resources to find more advice and support.
Spinal disc problems, such as a slipped disc or degenerative disc disease, can be extremely painful and often need medical treatment.
Spondylolisthesis can be a painful condition affecting the back caused by a vertebrae from the lower spine slipping out of position.
Long-term chronic back pain can stop a person from getting a good night's sleep. A lack of restful sleep can also make a person wake up feeling more tired and sore.
The aim of lumbar decompression therapy, also called spinal decompression therapy, is to relieve nerve pain in the back when other treatments have not been effective.
Learn more about lower back strain, which is caused by tiny tears in the muscles and ligaments that support the spinal cord.
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