Osteopathy for Back and Neck Pain
Common causes of neck and back pain include:
- Extensive sitting or standing
- Heavy lifting
- Insufficient flexibility
- Sports injuries
- Changes during pregnancy
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- 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.