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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.

Osteopath Reviews 

From clients benefiting from a better quality life

We went to see Katherine for our 4 month baby who was very agitated during the nights. Katherine was very thorough in her investigation, explaining in details what she was doing. She was extremely kind and gentle with our baby. The sessions tremendously improved our boy's sleep. Plus she's super friendly so it's always nice as parents to go and see her! We cannot recommend her enough, thanks Katherine!
Quentin Charriaut
Quentin Charriaut
09:20 13 Jan 22
I’ve been seeing Constantino (Tino) for my treatment, he’s helped me very much. He’s very good & professional at what he does. I previously had a lot of problems with my neck, stiffness and pain, which was affecting my daily life. After a few sessions the pain has gone away. I’m able to do the things I enjoy again. Tino is a very good Osteopath, the best around in my experience.
Blueberry Kaur
Blueberry Kaur
16:30 10 Jan 22
I had back pain in the latter stages of my pregnancy and Verena used a combination of osteo treatment and suggested exercises to realign my hips and loosen my back in order to alleviate the pain. I was impressed of her knowledge of all things pregnancy related and felt in very safe, capable hands. Highly recommend.
Katherine Binner
Katherine Binner
09:41 05 Jan 22
I have been seeing Verena for about a month now and I am very happy with both the service and results, my only regret is i wish i had came to see her sooner!I feel every session is always informative, detailed and the treatment is always in depth. It has really speeded up my sports injury so that i can get back to it.I will be continuing to visit frequently for a general MOT and could not recommend the clinic and Verana enough.
Taylor Dean
Taylor Dean
12:31 23 Dec 21
I visited Verena for my back pain, tension, neck pain in my body due to having a new baby who had a feeding and sleeping problem. Her amazing hands released the pain and tension in my body just after 2 sessions, she also recommend some exercise for me to do at home, that exercise really helps my body. Thanks a lot Verena, looking forward to my session tomorrow.
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14:32 17 Dec 21
We visited Verena for our 4 month baby sleep problem and tongue tie. After the first session, our baby relaxed a lot and had a great sleep for the next couple of days. Verena’s magical hands have released all the tension from our baby and our baby is much happier when breastfeeding. Looking forward to our 3rd session tomorrow morning. It really changed our life in a better way, thanks a lot, and highly recommended.
Gökhan Yavuz
Gökhan Yavuz
14:25 17 Dec 21
I went to Giulia after having severe pain on my shoulder because of slipped disk on my neckShe is amazing I can’t explain how good she is , after a few sessions all my pain gone and i went back to normal life i was so disappointed from all physiotherapists and i never thought i can get better only with a few sessions with GiuliaI am so grateful that i found her and i recommend her one million timesThanks Giulia 🙏🏽
Elahe Mashmool
Elahe Mashmool
10:34 17 Dec 21
Went to see Giulia with a terrible back, shoulder and neck pain. She sorted me out and other long term issues. I’m painless, taller and straighter! Really happy I met her.
Rahel Makonnen
Rahel Makonnen
17:30 14 Dec 21
Melinda has been amazing! She’s really helped me to recover postpartum and I wish I visited her during my pregnancy. I had quite a few complicated issues due to my pregnancy and she really helped me to feel like myself again. My postpartum recovery wouldn’t have been the same without her. Thank you so much with your magic touch!
Ellie Z
Ellie Z
13:16 08 Dec 21
Excellent service and very professional. I was in a lot of back pain and Tino fixed it after just the first appointment! He also recommended some great exercises to prevent it happening again - I would highly recommend.
Damian Wright
Damian Wright
19:25 04 Dec 21

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