Osteopathy and Back Pain

Updated: Jun 22, 2018

80% of Canadians suffer from back pain at least once in their life.

Back pain is one of the most common conditions in Canada, affecting men and women equally regardless of age.

Back pain can be felt anywhere in the spine, with the lower back being the most common area.

Some common causes of back pain include:

Sitting or standing for long periods.



Digestive problems such as constipation or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Menstrual Pain.

Limited Flexibility.

Muscular In-balance or Muscle Weakness.

Mechanical changes in legs, pelvis or thorax (possibly due to previous injury and/or surgery).

How Osteopathy can help:

Osteopathy is able to assist in the management of back pain. Helping to decrease the duration of the pain and help lowering the likelihood of future episodes.

Osteopathy uses a range of different hands-on techniques aimed at:

Improving joint mobility.

Addressing mechanical Strains

Balancing Ligaments and Tendons.

Relieving Muscle Tension.

Decreasing nerve irritation.

Increasing Range of Motion.

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