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Relieve lower back pain with your osteopath in Chalfont

Osteopath in Chalfont

Musculoskeletal disorders can have a debilitating impact on many aspects of life. One of the most common musculoskeletal disorders is lower back pain.

Research has shown that approximately 60% of the adult population will experience non-specific lower back pain at least once in their life, whilst over 20% of the population will experience chronic lower back pain during their lifetime. These figures show that lower back pain is a significant health problem and needs to be addressed early on to prevent further complications in the future. Lower back pain has medical, social and economic consequences and it is the largest single cause of disability in the UK.

Conventional treatment of back pain includes exercise where possible and the use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory medication. If you are suffering from lower back pain, then speak to our osteopath in Chalfont today. Whether you are self-medicating or have been prescribed medication and have tried conventional methods of treating your symptoms, or if you have not tried anything at all, speak to our osteopath in Chalfont and find out if osteopathy can help you manage your symptoms more successfully.

It can be used alongside your existing treatment plan or it can be used as a standalone treatment option, depending on your personal needs and requirements.

In the past few decades more and more people have been searching for alternative therapy to address their medical needs. Osteopathy has become a popular treatment option for musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain, and similarly it is commonly sought after with our osteopath in Chalfont.

What happens at the osteopath

Osteopathy was first introduced in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. It emphasises the importance of the relationship between the structure and function of the body and takes a holistic approach to good health and overall wellbeing. When you visit our osteopath, we will begin by taking a full history to find out everything we need to know about your symptoms and how they may have begun, as well as how they are affecting your lifestyle now. We will find out what medication you are taking and if you have any X-rays or scan results, then we will assess these to understand your condition better. Our osteopath will carry out a visual examination of your body, ask you to carry out simple exercises, and also carry out a physical examination with manual techniques using their hands.

Once our osteopath has all the information they need they will put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. Osteopathic treatment is carried out using more than 100 different manual techniques. The choice of techniques vary in accordance with your personal requirements, age, health and symptoms. These techniques are designed to improve physiological function and combat somatic dysfunction. Your osteopath may advise you to make small lifestyle changes where necessary, teach you simple tailored exercises, show you how to correct your posture and advise on how to carry out easy massage techniques at home with the help of a friend or loved one. Together we want to help you manage your symptoms more comfortably, so that you can enjoy life more fully once again.


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