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Back Pain Treatment in Fulham

Common Causes Of Back Pain

80% of us will deal with Back Pain in our lifetime and it is the #1 reason for missing work in the UK. The main causes include:
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Injury related issues just as lifting, sport and physical exertion.
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Structural issues that can be age related that include ruptured or herniated discs, arthritis & osteoporosis.
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Movement and postural issues that place stress on the spine. E.g. reaching or stretching unnaturally or sitting in a slouched or hunched position.
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High risk factors such as smoking, excess weight, poor physical fitness, genetics and other related medical conditions.

Back Pain Explained In Plain English

Back pain affects your movement due to a combination of issues with your muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

It ranges from an annoying niggle that comes and goes, to a massive back spasm that has you flat on the floor.

Persistent back pain can have a big effect on your mood, and unsurprisingly has been linked to depression.

It should be noted that back pain can resolve with time, rest or exercise.

However, if ignored, small issues can add up over time.

So What Are The Major Causes Of Back Pain?

All of the below causes of back pain can be safely and effectively treated with osteopathy:

Injury Related

Back pain commonly stems from strains, tension or injury

The main causes are lifting improperly or lifting something too heavy. Also abrupt and awkward movements sustained during sport or physical exertion.

Structural Problems

These problems are caused by underlying issues, often age related through wear and tear, that impact your back.

Ruptured and bulging discs: The jelly-like discs that cushion our vertebrae rupture or bulge, placing pressure on a nerve and causing pain.

Sciatica: Simply a bulging or herniated disc placing pressure on the sciatic nerve (the largest one in our body). Read more about that here.

Arthritis: Commonly the onset of arthritis occurs after your mid 40’s. Osteoarthritis is when the protective cartilage that protects your bones breaks down, causing pain, swelling and movement issues.

Curvature of the spine: If your back curves in an unusual way, to one side for example, back pain can result. You can read more about postural correction here.

Osteoporosis: This is when the bones, including vertebrae of the spine, become brittle and porous thus making compression fractures more likely.

Movement & Postural Issues

There are a variety of examples of how these can trigger back pain:

  • A hunched seating position.
  • Twisting, coughing or sneezing.
  • Muscle tension, possibly stress related.
  • Over stretching and bending awkwardly for long periods of time.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods.
  • Straining the neck forward when driving or using a computer.
  • Sleeping on a mattress that does not support you properly.

Other Causes

Here are a list of other potential issues:

Cauda equina syndrome: A bunch of spinal nerve roots at the lower end of the spinal cord that result in a dull pain in the lower back and upper buttocks all the way through to the buttocks, genitalia and thighs.

Cancer of the spine: A tumor on the spine can press on a nerve, resulting in back pain.
Infections: An infection of the spice, a pelvic inflammatory disease, bladder or kidney infection.

Sleep disorder: People with sleep disorders are prone to back problems.
Excess weight: Our bodies are designed to carry only so much weight. Excessive weight places stress on our bodies that can result in back pain.

How Does An Osteopath Treat Back Pain?

An Osteopath will only use their hands and brain to skilfully and logically assess your symptoms. We train for many years to feel what is normal and what is in trouble, and Osteopathy is a fantastic method for getting your body back in tip-top shape again.

We don’t use machines or ask you to do endless exercises that you find difficult and don’t help. We just get your body working properly by aligning everything, and getting the parts talking to each other. Treatment is typically very gentle and relaxing. Healing comes naturally without drugs or surgery.

This means you can be well in a truly natural way by assisting the miracle of your body healing itself.

And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected.

What to expect when you come to see us
Patient Consultation
Treatment Time
Your initial visit will be 1hr and if required, your subsequent visits will be 30 mins.
Patient Consultation
No. Of Visits
Most people come for 3-5 visits which can be more or less depending on your needs.
Patient Consultation
Exercises
Receive personalised exercises to help you get better quicker, reducing the number of required visits.

Problems Solved for Our Clients

Who are benefiting from a better quality life

Katherine was great! I had repetitive injuries in my back from sport and after 3 sessions she gave me the tools to prevent these injuries from happening again. Highly recommend.
Mike Ladouceur
Mike Ladouceur
16:06 27 Sep 21
I took my baby to see Katherine to help with sleeping issues. She immediately noted areas of tightness causing him pain and after one session he was sleeping through the night. After four sessions he was a different baby, sleeping and eating batter leading to a much happier baby. I wish I had taken him earlier!
Rose Buckmaster
Rose Buckmaster
19:56 09 Sep 21
Melinda is very soft and gentle yet She did amazing Healing in a deeper level. Thank you 🙏
Yazmeen Lakhiani
Yazmeen Lakhiani
17:43 22 Aug 21
Hi I have had pain in my lower back for a long time and following visits under Giulia my back is near completely better. This is a fantastic result and i very much appreciated the help. I 100 perecent recommed Fulham Osteopaths Thank you so much best regards James
James Wilson
James Wilson
14:55 17 Aug 21
Andrew Cotton is such professional, experienced, gifted, caring and talented Osteopath. I am so lucky to have found him to resolve a neck issue which was giving me the most horrendous pain in my shoulder and migraines. I was in agony when I first arrived and a few sessions later, I am now pain free, have a much greater range of movement and able to turn my neck again! Such a brilliant result! Thank you Andrew for your talent.
Claire Boyd
Claire Boyd
09:57 06 Aug 21
We’ve had a really great experience with the treatment Melinda has given to our little boy with torticollis. She’s a very kind and professional individual and obviously good at what she does.
Adriana DeSoto
Adriana DeSoto
16:54 18 Jul 21
I first discovered Fulham Osteopaths as a sleep-deprived first time Mum - I did not know what osteopathy was before then! I am so grateful to have Fulham Osteopaths as part of my community - Melinda is so lovely (as are her staff!) and the practice exemplifies holistic care that is critically missing in many parts of our health system. Now my whole family receives care from the practice and every time, no matter the niggle (or emergency!) we receive excellent care throughout. Many thanks!!
Julia Tee
Julia Tee
19:09 08 Jul 21
So helpful and knowledgeable. Wonderful for my back in pregnancy and my for my baby once he was born. Highly recommend.
Daisy Shirley
Daisy Shirley
08:09 02 Jul 21
I went to see Tino after I hurt my back lifting heavy plant pots! He has been just incredible; after the first visit alone, I was feeling so much betterI have had 4 visits in total and am now fully back to normal with no pain at all. Super big shout out to this osteopath who has a great manner and huge knowledge.
Julia Woodman
Julia Woodman
08:30 28 Jun 21
Katherine the Paediatric Osteopath is brilliant. She has helped my 11 year old Son with muscular aches & pains and his posture has improved a lot.I thoroughly recommend her & I'm going to see her next!
Fiona Swift
Fiona Swift
08:02 25 Jun 21

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