Causes of back pain
Back pain can be caused by a variety of events including lifting with poor manual handling techniques, sitting (including driving) with poor posture, simple events like coughing and sneezing, rolling over in bed or traumatic event. Age-related degeneration of the discs and vertebrae can also cause issues.
In the Wokingham Osteopaths clinic we have seen patients with lower back pain from many different causes; from lifting heavy gardening equipment to reaching for a plastic bag under the kitchen sink.
Many different lifestyle factors can contribute to back pain. How you sit in your chair, how long you sit in it, your diet and water intake levels, whether you have children (and if they are young, how you carry them), your age and your exercise levels all contribute to this condition.
Symptoms of back pain
- Pain running down one or both legs (sciatic referral),
- Pain upon weight bearing on one leg
- Gluteal pain
- Pain on coughing or sneezing
How Wokingham Osteopaths & Massage can help your back pain
When you call the clinic, you’ll be in contact with one of our osteopaths and we will try to match you to the best suited therapist to treat your condition.
After discussing your case history, going through a physical examination and taking into account which of the above factors may be playing a role in your current condition, your therapist will discuss their findings (and diagnosis if applicable) with you before treatment.
The majority of our therapists utilise a combination of gentle massage, articulation, stretches and manipulation (if clinically justified) in order to relieve our patients of back pain.
For more information about the therapist with whom you would be best suited to have an appointment, please call us on 0118 380 0385 or click the green WhatsApp button below.