Back pain

The majority of us have experienced back pain at some time or other, sometimes leading to time taken off work, family commitments, time away from our chosen sport or hobby. It is one of the most common reason people go to see their GP but also the most common reason people go and see an Osteopath. For the large majority of cases back pain is not a serious underlying issue instead a simple mechanical issue such as an overstrain to muscles, ligaments, joints or sometimes discs.

The majority of back pain we see, results from lifting awkwardly, time spent at a desk sitting in the same position for hours on end, wear and tear from manual work or sporting activities. Studies have shown that Osteopathy treatment is effective at reducing pain and stiffness caused by these stresses on the back. To help you back to being pain free Rupert uses manual techniques such as soft tissue release, stretches and joint manipulation to improve spinal mobility and reduce muscle stiffness and pain. It is a good idea if possible to seek help earlier rather than later as it is a longer process to solve back issues in the later stages when an issue has been ongoing for months or perhaps years. Rupert has been successfully diagnosing and treating back pain for last eleven years, if you have any questions  on how Rupert can help you just get in touch for a no obligation chat.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Talk to Rupert Cross to discuss if osteopathy at our Bristol clinics could help you.

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