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Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
227 Ashcroft Road
Luton, LU2 9AA
01582 721 531
FREEPHONE 0800 980 7151
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Monday - Friday
9:00am - 7.00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
227 Ashcroft Road
Luton, LU2 9AA
01582 721 531
FREEPHONE 0800 980 7151

Back Pain

Are you, or is someone close to you in pain?

We know how uncomfortable back pain can be, so we aim to make your treatment as effective as we can, tailored to your needs.

As an Osteopath, Glenn is trained to diagnose a problem and identify the source of pain or discomfort. Glenn will then later discuss a session plan to help keep you pain free. It is not always possible to prevent a pain from returning, especially if you continue to do the things that brought it on in the first place! However we will treat you as soon and as best we can, striving to get you back on your feet in the shortest possible time. 

The most common type of back pain you may have is in the lower area, more on one side than the other. Sometimes there is pain down the leg from the thigh to the knee, or perhaps further below. Did it come on suddenly with a sharp pain? This type of problem is often a joint lock that later creates a muscular protective spasm around the joint.

Muscular Pain

Back pain is relatively complex and usually has different components. There is usually a large part of your pain that is muscular. Whatever you hurt, the muscles in that area are likely to tighten up to protect themselves which can be painful. Your muscles tighten for a variety of reasons, such as direct trauma, strain, overuse and fatigue. A lot of our treatment is therefore directed at relaxing your muscles to make it easier for you to move.  

Disc Pain

A lot of back pains are related to disc issues, though the problem with your disc may not always be the cause of your pain. 

The symptoms that you need to be aware of are pins and needles, as well as numbness. However these may still only indicate a muscular issue and not anything more serious. 

Irrespective of the issues, we look to achieve significant improvement in your symptoms in 4-6 sessions and if possible, resolution in several weeks. 

Spinal Joints

Spinal joints or the facet joints, are relatively well protected and supported. Under the right circumstances they can become pressured and irritated by activities such as over extending or arching your back, overuse in sport or sudden movements and changes in postures.

Pain from a spinal joint is rarely serious, though it can range from excruciatly painful to mildly uncomfortable, and usually responds well to osteopathic therapy. 

Case History

Although back pain is normally of a benign cause, sometimes it can be related to something more serious which may require urgent care. For this reason we screen so that we can gain further understanding of your causes and to find a treatment best suited for you. If we think we can help to ease your pain, we will do everything we can. If however we feel that you need additional care, then we will refer you on to the relevant person. We take our case history seriously, as it allows us to identify conditions which may be of a more serious nature. Your health and safety is our top priority here at the Caring Osteopath

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