Most cases of low back pain are due to problems with the muscles and joints of the low back. Although this type of low back pain can be very painful, these episodes tend to be short-lived with most people recovering within days to weeks. The 2016 National Institute of Clinical Excellence report (NICE) suggests “Consider manual therapy (spinal manipulation, mobilisation or soft tissue techniques such as massage) for managing low back pain with or without sciatica, but only as part of a treatment package including exercise.”
There are also other causes of low back pain that can take longer to recover from. Low back pain due to problems with the discs of the spine, often causes trapped nerves, such as sciatica, which can take weeks or even months to resolve.
All our Osteopaths are specifically trained to examine, diagnose and treat the different causes of low back pain.