Treating your back is what Osteopaths and Chiropractors have become recognised as offering the most effective treatments for. Back pain is a condition which is of epidemic proportions in our society, with so many people suffering pain, difficulty at work and with their leisure pursuits. There are so many treatments advised from different people, from the medications etc. from Doctors, to exercises, ultrasound, Yoga, Pilates and home remedies from rest to poultices. It is truly difficult to know what to do for the best!
Research into Back pain treatments by the alternative and complementary therapies can be awkward, because scientific research requires some control of a known (or at least diagnosed) problem. But the alternative therapies say that everybody, and every treatment, is and must be unique. This makes research a challenge.
However, the research which has looked at treatment for back pain shows that Manual treatment offers on average more benefit than simply using painkillers, or exercises. Our experience is that most back problems, including nebulous ones like fibromyalgia type syndromes, respond very well to our treatment. We also work with a network of other types of therapists. We have tried many of these treatments ourselves, and hence can work from different angles to overcome what can be such a debilitating and distressing condition.