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Got Back Pain? Back Ache? See an Osteopath at Back & Active Belsize Park, NW3

Suffering from back pain can have a big impact on your everyday routine, making you feel as though you are unable to carry out normal activities such as walking, sitting, sleeping, sport or work. With the right guidance and treatment and exercise rehabilitation from an osteopath at Back & Active Osteopaths Belsize Park (NW3), most people with back pain can recover. See our Testimonials.

Back pain affects about 4 in 5 people sometime in their life. It can occur at any time but is most common after 35 years of age. Back Pain can last hours to months or even years. Back and Active Osteopaths, Belsize Park (Nw3) can help you with your back pain by finding the cause of the pain and treating that as well as the resulting back pain and rehabilitating the area with our on site functional trainer equipment.

Your back is made up of bones that are stacked like blocks (the vertebrae which protects your spinal cord) and muscles. The spinal cord runs down the middle, and between the vertebrae nerves extend from the spinal cord to the left and right. Disks act as spongy shock absorbers by sitting between the vertebrae. Several layers of muscle cover the back, and ligaments and tendons support the vertebrae, supporting posture and giving the body movement and flexibility. Damage to any one of these structures can cause Back Pain. Back Pain can also be caused from referred pain from elsewhere or postural problems e.g. pes planus (flat feet). See Orthotics. Back pain can be caused by a more serious underlying condition but is less likely and our osteopaths would ask investigatory questions to identify and try an eliminate this.

Symptoms for Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain symptoms may include all or some of the following:

  • Sharp Back Pain
  • Dull Back Pain
  • Back Ache
  • Pain Referred into the Buttock and Legs.
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted Movement, Pain on Movement.
  • Pain on Coughing or Bearing Down.
  • Pins and Needles.

See your GP as soon as possible if you suffer any of the following symptoms with your back pain:

  • Fever (high temperature)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Numbness or weakness in one or both legs or around your Buttocks
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control (incontinence).

Call Back & Active Osteopaths Belsize Park, NW3 for a consultation now to help with your Back Pain or book in to our Better Back Program. (see Below).

Better Back Program

Back Pain? Sciatica? Muscle Spasm? Back Ache?

Get Back & Active with our 4 week Better Back Program.

Four weeks working on your lower back and get back on track towards leading a pain-free life.

4 weeks 10 treatments including osteopathic treatment, exercise rehabilitation and gait analysis.

Example of treatment:

Week 1: 2 x Osteopathic Treatments
1 Exercise Rehabilitation Session Level 1 Inner Core
Week 2: 2 x Osteopathic Treatments
Week 3: 2 x Osteopath Treatments
1 Exercise Rehabilitation Session Level 2 Outer Core
Week 4: 1 Osteopathic Treatment
1 Osteopathic Treatment & Review

The Better Back Program can also help prevent back pain through correct movement and better condition.

Core stability exercises improve the body's ability to minimize forces or loads applied to the spine. Most individuals whether they are an injured client, healthy client or athlete can benefit from the addition of the core exercises we include in our Better Back Program.

What Our Patient's are saying

James, Triathlete, NW3 "I can highly recommend Damien and the The Back & Active clinic, The knee pain i suffered unnecessarily for years is gone thanks to their experience, treatment style and the amazing orthotics running is a joy again."
Randa Pettifor "Going to Damien gave me inspiration and confidence. His positive engagment, constant motivation and skilled treatments got me back playing tennis, which i thought i would never do again. Thank you Damien."
Dr. T. Maddox "Damien treated me for infrapatellar tendinitis and quickly got to the cause of the problem. His treatment was thorough, knowledgeable and sensible and the symptoms quickly improved. I would recommend him unreservedly."