Back Pain Liverpool | Osteopath in Liverpool | Osteopath in Aigburth
General, acute and chronic backache and back pain* – Back pain is a very common problem, with reports suggesting as many as eight out of ten of us will suffer from it at some point during our lives. Around 5.6 million working days in the UK are lost each year due to back pain, second only to stress. Back pain can affect anyone at any age, and can often be the result of a sprain or a strain of the structures of the back such as the muscles, ligaments, joints or damage to the discs. Osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the back can also be a reason. Most of us know that back pain can be painful and inconvenient, but it’s not usually serious and will often resolve on its own within a few weeks. However, many people seek osteopathic treatment to address it quickly and at a time and place of their own choice; and osteopaths are skilled at helping prevent back pain from becoming a chronic, long-term condition.
Visiting an Osteopath could help determine the cause of the pain. The treatment from an osteopath will most likely involve a variety of soft tissue massage techniques, stretches, joint mobilisations and manipulations. These techniques are designed to improve the function of the joints and muscles and set the foundations for better movement. Michael will also provide you with a prescription of exercises that are designed to maximise the benefits of the session and help keep you pain free for longer. You may also get advice on home care management and lifestyle modifications that you can implement into your daily routine such as sitting position, moving from sitting to standing plus much more.
Thoracic extension exercise – reverse that desk based posture!
If you’re spending large parts of your day slumped over a desk, your thoracic spine (mid back) can become stiff and painful. This is a great exercise to do to help improve mobility and reverse that desk based posture. I’m using a foam roller here but a thick rolled up towel can work too. Give it a try!
Common Myths about back pain!