Lower Back Pain

What is lower back pain and what is the best treatment for lower back pain?

Lower back pain is the biggest reason for sick leave in the UK. You can find treatment for lower back pain in London and it is the most common complaint that we see. There are many causes for lower back pain including sitting poorly at work or at home, driving, flying, train seats and lifting apart from sports - and even back rehabilitation exercises not suited to your back or not taught or performed correctly.


The most common cause
of days off work.

What patients seek treatment for?

  • Treatment for lower back pain: At the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic we see lower back problems more often than any other complaint, so we have a lot of experience in lower back pains. People usually would see one of our osteopaths or physiotherapists for lower back pain - and conveniently based in Central London we often can see you on the same day if you book early enough. We also offer acupuncture, sports massage and other therapies for lower back pain.
  • Tips for looking after lower back pain:

    Stretch before you sit

    Getting to your destination often means sitting for long periods of time. Before you hop on a plane or get behind the wheel, stretch out your muscles to avoid tension that can cause or worsen your discomfort. This little effort can pay off in the long run when you aren't starting your vacation with severe back pain.

    Use a rolled up T-shirt

    When driving the best lumbar support is a simple rolled up T-shirt, which you you shape into a sausage and place across you lower back curvature. you can easily adjust it and it has the perfect size.

    Look up

    When lifting do not look down at the object - this will slouch your back. Tense your back muscles and look up and your back is a lot better protected when lifting>

    Get up

    Get up often when you are sitting and move about. It is like surfacing for a gasp of fresh air when diving. Frequent stretching and movements of your back will help prevent it from stiffening up when you are doing a couple - or more - hours of sitting

    We will add more tips, so please come back in the future


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