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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.

Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

Melinda is the best you can get!! I went to see her after my scan showed my baby in breach position. Melinda put me at ease and the adjustments she made were totally pain free and relieved tightness in my back. Within 36 hours my baby turned… totally amazing. This may not work for everyone, but it’s worth a go … especially over the likely stress and pain that comes with the ECV hospital treatments.
Danielle T
Danielle T
20:45 20 May 24
I have visited Fulham osteopath three times and i feel much better from head to toes. Melinda helped me with my neck issues, my posture, my sciatica & a twisted ankle. I will definetely go back.She is beyond nice and welcoming!
Dina Khodr
Dina Khodr
14:41 10 May 24
Melinda Cotton is one of a kind, she reads and understands the body’s messages before manipulating you delicately.Her years of practice has not erased her enthusiasm; she is always up to date on the latest techniques and will welcome you with warmth and a radiant smile.
estelle Garcin
estelle Garcin
08:14 08 May 24
Andrew is very professional and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with his treatment and results achieved. Thank you very much!
Dmitry
Dmitry
19:45 27 Apr 24
I cannot speak highly enough of the service here. I came on the advice of a freind with a suspected frozen shoulder, which at the time was astonishingly painful. It turns out that it was likely a partially dislocated shoulder, and thanks to the brilliant analysis and help of Omer it is now on the mend. The help and advice was spot on, and I'll make a habit of coming with any muscular problem in the future.Put simply, if you have a problem this is the place to go. It is absolutely amazing.
Peter Kinsella
Peter Kinsella
16:18 05 Apr 24
My 8 month old daughter had treatment with Giulia at Fulham osteopath as she wasn’t meeting some milestones and we were a little concerned. Giulia was very welcoming and reassuring right from the beginning.When my daughter had her first treatment with Giulia, the next day she was able to meet that milestone as if nothing had happened, we were amazed at how quickly the treatment worked and we were really pleased to see that.Giulia recommended to have two more treatments for her and with those treatments things just got better for her in regards to meeting her milestones.We highly recommend Giulia for anyone who might be facing the same concerns for their little ones.
fatma Hassan
fatma Hassan
11:23 05 Apr 24
I have been treated by Verena Leo at Fulham Osteopaths in the last few months for a hip imbalance which causes complications such as trochanteric tendonitis and bursitis. But of course she looks at the skeleton as a whole. She has a very informed and gentle approach, which I like. She never rushes things, explains well and gives exercises to help further at home. I am pleased and have brought my teenage daughter, who has posture issues, to be treated by her too. Definitely recommended.
Rana Gediz Iren
Rana Gediz Iren
07:45 18 Mar 24
Verena at Fulham Osteopath, offers an excellent service for your body from head to toe, excellent personality this lady explains everything thoroughly and is thorough with her services.Verbena offers a great service which l can strongly recommend her if your not feeling well with Osteo problems.She's made me feel a lot better in three treatments. Good luck.Carol.
Carol Augustine
Carol Augustine
17:22 15 Mar 24
Took my daughter here before she was one. She was treated by Melinda - a very experienced osteopath who’s also knowledgeable and attentive to detail.
Anton Kozlov
Anton Kozlov
13:59 15 Mar 24
I have been intermittently using Fulham Osteopaths over the years and always had a really positive experience. Recently, Omer has been incredibly helpful, I went in due to an aching shoulder that had been bothering me for a couple of months, and not only has he really helped with that, but my recent sessions have made my whole back feel looser. I can feel the difference day to day and appreciate it enormously.
I Glen
I Glen
07:17 12 Mar 24
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