Lower back pain is a common ailment that can affect anyone regardless of their age, sex, or lifestyle. It is actually one of the most common reasons for going to see a doctor.
Osteopathic treatment begins with assessment and diagnosis by a doctor of osteopathy. Some common methods used to diagnose lower back pain include: a medical history, physical examination, and imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans.
Once the diagnosis is made, the osteopathic physician will develop a treatment plan. Treatment plans may vary depending on the cause of the lower back pain and may include: physical therapy, exercise, and osteopathic or other manual therapies.
Osteopathic or manual treatment for lower back pain can help restore movement in the spine by increasing mobility in joints that have become restricted in their movement due to injury or overuse.
Osteopathy is a science-based medical system focused on treating the person as a whole. Osteopathy views illness as caused by dysfunction in the body’s musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) system, the nervous system, or both; it focuses on stimulating an healing response in these systems to bring about restored health.
Osteopathic treatment is gentle and generally does not involve strong manipulation. It is a hands-on approach that uses a variety of techniques, including stretching, massage, and joint mobilization, to relieve pain and restore movement. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for lower back pain.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, consider seeing an osteopathic physician for treatment.
Osteopathy can be a great way to combat lower back pain and to experience relief from this condition. Contact Autism Osteopathy today to find out more.