Do you suffer from neck or back pain? Are you looking for an osteopath for lower back pain? Then contact the team at Enhance Osteopathy Heidelberg.

80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some time (Med J Aust 2009; 190(9);499-502) That is an astoundingly high number of the population and may explain why back and neck pain are some of the most frequent complaints that people see an osteopath for. As a result of so many people seeking out osteopathy for back and neck pain we have a lot of experience in this area! More time spent working on patient with back and neck pain means more knowledge or what works, what doesn't work and when you may need a referral to a specialist.

At Enhance Osteopathy Heidelberg, we provide osteopathy for neck and back pain to clients in Heidelberg and the surrounding suburbs including Bulleen, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, Eaglemont, Templestowe, Preston, Viewbank, Thornbury, Northcote, Fairfield and more. If you’re looking for an osteopath for lower back pain, contact our friendly team today.

Osteopath for Lower Back Pain Heidelberg

Common causes of neck and back pain include:

  • Extensive sitting or standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Insufficient flexibility
  • Sports injuries
  • Changes during pregnancy
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual pain
  • Dysfunction in the thorax, lower limbs and pelvis.

There are several more serious causes of neck and back pain such as disc injury, fracture and infection. Osteopaths, as primary health care practitioners, are trained to differentiate between uncomplicated back and neck pain and those requiring referral, to an orthopaedic surgeon or a rheumatologist, for example.

Your osteopath can assist you to develop the course of action consistent with your lifestyle, symptoms and goals to manage your back and neck pain.

How your osteopath may treat your neck or back pain:

  • Work on joint mobility
  • Work on muscular tension, inflammation and nerve irritation
  • Investigate blood supply and drainage to and from the spine and pelvis
  • Reduce the duration of low back pain and help prevent future episodes
  • Offer advice on posture, exercises and stretching
  • Provide advice on improving your ergonomic environment
  • Provide guidance on diet, hydration and exercise
  • Communicate and plan treatment with your GP
  • Refer you for radiological assessment when required
  • Provide care funded by Workcover and TAC
Osteopath for Lower Back Pain Bulleen

Osteopathy for Back and Neck Pain
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Osteopath for Lower Back Pain Ivanhoe

Tips for back and neck care

  • Seek osteopathic advice
  • Keep as mobile as you can
  • During repetitive tasks or heavy labour make sure to vary your rhythm, take regular breaks and have a stretch
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your tissues hydrated
  • Eat sufficient protein to help repair tissue
  • Be careful when lifting
  • Regular exercises and stretching can have a preventative effect
  • Ensure you have an appropriate mattress and pillow
  • Make sure your children do not carry a heavy bag on one shoulder or spend too much time in front of a PC, tablet or TV.
Please call our friendly receptionists to find out if we can help you 03 9499 9456 or book online today!