Glasgow Osteopath Tells Us What You Need To Know About Low Back Pain
Although The Buckingham Clinic is Glasgow’s premier herniated disc treatment centre, we also see patients with many other conditions, the most common being consistent low back pain.
According to the ACA 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time, and the percentage is the same in the UK. Even though low back pain plagues many people, finding the exact cause can be a challenge. However, Osteopaths are spinal specialists that are trained extremely well to not only help alleviate your pain but also find the cause of the problem.
As you seek help from your local Osteopaths, you’ll want to keep the following things in mind:
Prevention Is Key
Prevention is often the best cure for low back pain. When a patient sees an Osteopath, they’ll not only find relief from the low back pain they’re experiencing, but they’ll also learn ways to prevent such pain in the future. By using proper exercise and ergonomic techniques, they can ease their pain before it even starts. Amazing results are easily obtained simply by patients listening to the instructions given by their Osteopath.
Treatment Options Are Available
Fortunately, there are many treatment options for low back pain. Based on the diagnosis provided by your Osteopath, he or she will be able to suggest the ones that will benefit you the most. These treatments may include one or more of the following:
- Spinal manipulation, gently delivered by hand
- Hot or cold compresses
- Physical therapy modalities like Interferential Therapy or TENS
- Massage Therapy or some other form of soft tissue work
- Spinal decompression therapy – at The Buckingham Clinic we use the state of the art IDD Therapy Machine.
Getting Relief From Your Pain
If you were prescribed pain medication by a medical doctor before seeing your Osteopath, it may still be required to help reduce your pain levels. However, the good news is that you may be able to decrease your pain medication quicker than usual as spinal misalignments are corrected, nerve compression is alleviated and inflammation is reduced. That alone is well worth the investment of time and money to see your local Osteopath.
Rehab Through Exercise
As your care progresses from pain relief to rehabilitation of the spine, your Osteopath may recommend certain exercises to help strengthen your core muscles which, in return, will help stabilize and protect your lower back. Typically, these exercises are performed at the office to make sure you understand how to do them without re-aggravating your original complaint. Once you’ve been educated on their purpose and know how to perform them correctly without supervision, you’ll be able to continue them at home in conjunction with the spinal treatments you receive at the office during maintenance care.
Surgery May Be Avoided
Depending on your condition, you may be able to avoid surgery if you choose to see an Osteopath before your injuries or pain become worse. In some instances, an Osteopath can help you to avoid surgery entirely by helping correct the problem instead of just masking it through pain relief.
The key is to make sure you follow the recommendations of your Osteopath after a thorough consultation and examination are performed.
The bottom line is that an Osteopath is the ideal professional to consult with for any unexplained pain in the musculoskeletal system. They’re not only well-qualified to treat conditions like low back pain but also achieve great results in a very affordable and effective manner. If you or a loved one are suffering from low back pain, gives us a call. We’re here to help!
The Buckingham Clinic CALL US: 0141 339 4340 24 Buckingham Terrace
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