Which treatment is best for lower backache?
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FAQs: Which treatment is best for lower backache?

Backache is the hardest condition to define, as Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, and Chiropractors are all very capable at treating the lower back. However, a few tips:

  • Sit on a dining room chair and extend one leg out in front of you, keeping the leg up, lean forward towards the toes. Then do the same with the other leg. If this causes more pain then you need to see Nick Richmond, the Chiropractor.
  • If this does not cause pain then side bend and reach behind you at the same time. If this hurts on the opposite side of the bend then you need to see Eric Burns, the Sports therapist.
  • If it hurts on the same side then see Nick Richmond, our Chiropractor.
  • Low back pain between the rib cage and pelvis or in the buttocks is likely to be muscular so should be treated by Jane Lavers, the Physiotherapist.
  • Finally, any other low back pain, particularly involving pain, pins, and needles going down one or both legs could be a sign of disc problems and can be assessed for free by Nick Richmond, the Chiropractor.