Back Pain Treatment

Pain in the lower part of the back is commonly referred to as Lumbago. Back pain is very common, and can be severe and debilitating either in acute episodes, or as chronic pain suffered over a long period of time.

Back problems account for the majority reason to visit Osteopaths.
Back pain is a very common problem, with reports suggesting as many as eight out of ten of us will suffer from it at some point during our lives.

The most common causes of back pain are strain and problems with back structure. Common symptoms include:

  • Dull aching sensation
  • Sharp or shooting pain that radiates down the leg
  • Decreased range of motion

Take-home advice

  • PRICE regime
  • Performing exercises to improve posture and strengthen back and abdominal muscles.


Back Pain can be treated by an osteopath.

Disclaimer: the articles are informal writings from the experiences seen in a clinic setting. They are not written for formal publication or academic critique. Nor do the writings reflect the views of Osteopathic Medicine. They are the personal views of the writer, subject to change and correction. They should not be used for diagnosis or treatment. Formal articles, lectures, research and investigations are outside the scope of this intended use. We could write in such a format – but it would be very boring to read for the general public!