Low Back Pain Management


Low Back Pain Management: Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain. Recommendations and guidelines via the Nation Institute of Clinical Excellence. 

Recommend treatment options based of clinical evidence based medicine:

● Manual Therapy:
– Course of manual therapy, including spinal manipulation*
– up to 9 sessions over up to 12 weeks

(*The manual therapies reviewed were spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and massage. Collectively these are all manual therapy. Mobilisation and massage are performed by a wide variety of practitioners. Manipulation can be performed by osteopaths and chiropractors, as well as by doctors and physiotherapists who have undergone specialist postgraduate training in manipulation).

● Acupuncture:
– Course of acupuncture needling
– Up to 10 sessions over up to 12 weeks.

● Structured exercise programme:
– Up to 8 sessions over up to 12 weeks
– Supervised exercise programme, tailored to the individual
– May include aerobic activity, movement instruction, muscle strengthening, postural control and stretching

In addition the National Institute of Clinical Excellence have NOT recommended the following:

● ISSRIs for treating pain
● Injections of therapeutic substances into the back
● Laser therapy
● Interferential therapy
● Therapeutic ultrasound
● TENS
● Lumbar supports
● Traction

 

Further information in the evidence-based treatment and management of low back pain can be found at: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG88/NICEGuidance/pdf/English.

Alternatively please contact us at Dynamic Osteopaths. We can offer you with friendly support and advice with questions and concerns you may have.

T: 0121 4721268

E: info@dynamicosteopaths.com

W: www.dynamicosteopaths.com

We have osteopathic clinics with Henley In Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham. Our clinics provide fast and effective treatment for back pain and joint pain, which coincide to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines.  

 

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Pain Relief and Osteopathy


Osteopaths spend most of their time working with people who are dealing from pain – whether it occurs at a young age from sport or in the older generation from arthritis. Osteopaths roles are to alleviate pain, to improve mobility and to make patients’ live more comfortable.  

What is pain?  Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong. If is one of the body’s natural defence mechanisms to alert you to a problem but it is there to stop you from further damage.  

Osteopaths diagnose the cause of pain and can often do a great deal to help reduce the level of your pain and suffering. But what directly causes pain? Often, it is the result of localised inflammation for injured tissues which created pressure on nerves.  

Your pain  
– low back pain
– neck pain
– headaches
– joint pain
– rheumatic pain
– pelvic pain
– pain from trauma
– arthritic pain
– joint stiffness
– leg pain  

The skilled techniques of osteopaths can allow the body to self heal and return to normal activity. Even if your pain has been chronic, osteopathy may help but may take patience. The osteopath will look at how your whole body functions and be able to reduce strain on the painful areas caused by mechanical problems elsewhere.  

There are times when it is wise for you to take medication in addition to osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths frequently work in close cooperation with your GP.

Why an osteopath?

Osteopaths help to reduce tissue inflammation by a number of methods ranging from muscular treatment to spinal manipulation and joint rehabilitation.

This process will help to reduce muscular spasms and increase mobility, helping to create healthier state in which damaged tissues can heal.

Much long-term, recurrent pain is caused by degenerative changes to the body’s framework. Nobody can reverse the process of ages, unfortunately! However, osteopathic treatment using manual and physical therapy in addition to medical acupuncture can often ease pain, reduce swelling and improve the mobility and range of motion at a joint. Pain control is an important part is the treatment and osteopaths give guidance on simple method to carry out at home.

-osteopaths are skilled healthcare professionals
-osteopaths deal with pain every day
-UK Osteopaths treat over 7 million people every year who are suffering from pain
-osteopaths can help you both with treatment and advice on self-help

Visiting your osteopath

When you visit your osteopath of the first time a case history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination in regards to your complaints.
You will normally be asked to remove relevant areas of clothing and perform a simple series of movements. The osteopath will then use their examination to identify any points of dysfunction or excessive strain throughout certain structures.
The osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-rays or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plans to be developed with you. Osteopathy is a patient centred approach which means the treatment is geared to you as an individual.

Osteopathic fees

Most people consults their osteopath privately. However, and increasing number of patients work with GP practices so that it may be possible for your doctor to refer you to an osteopath on the NHS.
Most private health care insurance schemes give benefit for osteopathic treatment. Some companies Will reimburse the total fee that you have paid to the osteopath, some only a percentage. Most companies require a GP or specialist referral. All insurance companies have helplines to explain your actual benefits and methods of claiming.

Osteopathy and patient protection

Osteopaths are highly trained to recognise and treat many causes of pain. Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment which is recognised by the British Medical Association as a discrete clinical discipline.

For the last 60 years, osteopaths have worked within a system of voluntary regulation that sets standards of training and practice. In 1993, osteopathy became the first major complimentary healthcare profession to be accorded statutory regulation under the 1993 Osteopaths act. This has been culminated in the opening of the statutory register of osteopaths by the general osteopathic Council in May 1998. Only those practitioners able to show that they have been in safe and competent practice of osteopathy will you be allowed to gain entry onto the register and in the future all osteopaths will be trained to the same high rigourous standards. All osteopaths will have medical malpractice insurance and to follow a strict code of conduct. Patients will have the same safeguards as when currently they consult a doctor or dentist.

For further information on pain relief and osteopathy please contact our friendly clinic on 07966 317712, Or alternatively visit our website at www.dynamicosteopaths.com.

Dynamic Osteopaths are currently practicing out of Henley in Arden Warwickshire, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham. Offering treatment for pain relief, back pain, and joint pain.

The importance of regular exercise and chronic pain – osteopathic perspective.


Regular exercise has many benefits, not just for general fitness, but also for people who may be suffering from ongoing chronic pain, within the spine and the joints. Evidence identifies how keeping yourself active and exercising regularly provides huge benefits for you joints – keeping then well lubricated which in turn reduces stiffness and pain, at the same time as keeping your muscles active and strong, which enables your joints to be more stable and better at dealing with dynamic properties.

Dynamic Osteopaths are traditional osteopaths with strong backgrounds in sports medicine, that see patients on a daily basis who are dealing with the difficulties of chronic pain. Here at Dynamic Osteopaths we treat such musculoskeletal conditions by providing spinal and muscular osteopathic treatment, specifically aimed at reducing pain and promoting individual function, enabling regular bouts of exercise to continue. Here, our osteopaths will provide full support of specific stretches and exercises to help enhance mobility and strengthen problematic areas. The sports osteopath, who is an exercise specialist will recommend how many times a week exercise and will educate you on why these exercises are important to prevent injury.

Here at Dynamic Osteopaths, we have operating clinics within Henley In Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham, where we provide comprehensive treatment and support for chronic pain suffers.

For further information, feel free to contact us on 0121 472 1268 or visit our website at www.dynamicosteopaths.com to find out further information.