OSTEOPATHY, LOW BACK PAIN (lbp) & SCIATICA





​​Back pain is very common and will affect most people at some point in their lives. It can usually be felt as throbbing, aching, stabbing pains, tension or stiffness in your low back. Sometimes the pain can radiate down into your legs and cause numbness, a burning pain and tingling, this is termed as sciatica. ​


​Low back pain can be caused by numerous things including a sudden movement or fall, an injury or other medical conditions. At Moreland Osteopathy we are primary health practitioners, meaning that we are trained to assess, diagnose and treat your low back pain, no matter the ailment. ​ ​


There are many reasons for your low back pain. Some common conditions that can cause low back pain are: ​​

  1. Joint Sprains and strains
  2. Disc bulges with or without sciatica (See Figure 1.) ​
  3. Degenerative disc disease ​
  4. Arthritis ​
  5. Many other conditions, please note that this list is not exhaustive.


Figure 1 - Disc Injury





HOW CAN MORELAND OSTEOPATHY HELP MY BACK PAIN?


Our Osteopaths are trained primary health practitioners who are able to first, and foremost, examine your Low back via special orthopedic and motion testing to find a root diagnosis. Once we have a working diagnosis, we are able to tailor hands on treatment and management to you and your condition.


Our Osteopaths here at Moreland Osteopathy, take the utter most care in tailoring a treatment to your body's needs, and there will never be any surprises with the treatment. Everything will be explained to you from your working diagnosis, to your treatment plan and aftercare advice and exercise rehabilitation exercises to assist your body with the best chance of recovery. ​


Osteopathic treatment is mainly hands on manual therapy. The main techniques used in our clinic include: Massage techniques, stretching, articulation of joints, trigger point release, manipulation and many more other techniques.


​We also offer Dry Needling services as well as cupping services, best results are usually seen when these therapies are combined with Osteopathy.