Our Osteopaths in Oxford are best known for the treatment of back pain and nearly 60% of our clients are seeking treatment for pain in the low back or pelvis.

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.


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Back pain in pregnancy and in the first year after birth

Back pain, especially low back pain, is very common in pregnancy. Our Osteopaths have safely treated many pregnant women and have helped with back, shoulder and neck pain, as well as sciatica, in all stages of pregnancy.

Back pain is also frequent in women in the first year after giving birth. The demands of carrying and breast feeding a child, place strain upon the muscles and joints of the spine. Our Osteopaths are trained to release these muscles and joints, they can also give advice and exercises to help reduce future episodes.

Have you seen our video of some simple stretches for the low back?

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