Back Pain

About Back Pain

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What is back pain?

If you have back pain, whether new or long-term, you know how it can interfere with your daily life. Simple tasks can become difficult, you may have stopped your normal activities, or perhaps you’re struggling to sleep and feeling low.

Osteopaths are experts at diagnosing and treating back pain. Manual therapies such as osteopathy are recommended by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as an effective way to treat back pain.

Here at Good Health Centre in Leeds, our team of qualified practitioners has a wealth of knowledge and skills, having delivered more than 500,000 treatments to more than 60,000 patients over the years. Each patient with back pain has a unique story. We take time to understand your story and develop a personalised pathway back to health.

Types of back pain

You may experience pain in your upper back (from neck to waist), or your lower back (from waist to buttocks).

And the pain can spread to other places. Pain from the lower back can feel worse in the buttocks or legs (such as sciatica).

Pain can be acute, which means it’s new in the last few weeks. Or it can be chronic, meaning it has been around for more than three months – sometimes, for many years.

There’s a lot of variation in the nature of the pain and its severity, too. Sometimes it’s dull and aching. Or it might be nagging or throbbing. Other times, it can be stabbing and shooting. Or even a combination of these.

You may find the constant dull ache is wearing you down, or you might have sudden, severe pain that makes you afraid to move.

Osteopaths are used to treating all these types of pain.

How do Osteopaths treat back pain?

Osteopaths have myriad ways to ease your pain. They can select from a ‘toolbox’ of techniques during a treatment. This means your session is bespoke, formulated according to your needs and preferences.

Your osteopath will treat the area that hurts, but they may also treat other areas that are affecting how your body functions.

In addition, the osteopath can give you advice on self-management, what to avoid, exercises to help and adjustments you can make to get you better as quickly as possible.

Back Pain Treatment In Leeds:

Click here to find out more about what to expect when you visit one of our osteopaths.

You won’t have to wait. Our large-capacity clinic means we can usually offer an appointment on the day you get in touch with us. And, if there are no concerns, your osteopathic treatment begins in your first session.

Ready to get back to health? Book online today.

Did you know…

Did you know…

An osteopathic management plan involves more than just hands-on treatment. An osteopath can support you with advice, self-help tips and exercise plans. This comprehensive approach means the benefits of treatment last long after you’ve left the clinic.

Did you know…
Osteopaths know how to tell if your back pain is mechanical or medical. They also evaluate you in context to make sure they treat the root cause, not just the symptoms.

Did you know…

Sudden, sharp pain can be terrifying. But pain severity is not linked to the level of damage in your back. Back pain that stops you in your tracks can be caused by even quite minor injuries. That doesn’t mean the pain isn’t significant, but that the cause isn’t one to be worried about.

What our patients say

Katherine whinnett
Katherine whinnett
2024-02-01
I have seen Aisha for a Mummy MOT and subsequent treatment over a period of months. She has a holistic approach and I have found her support amazing. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
emma collinson
emma collinson
2024-01-25
I have seen Anthony a couple of times now and I am beyond happy. I have been suffering a year of pain, I have previously seen other osteopaths and doctors and I have had numerous trips to A and E. Anthony is highly experienced in his profession, he cares about you as a patient, really understands your issues and concerns and is genuinely there to help you get better. I wish I had known about Anthony sooner and not wasted my time with other establishments. After 2 sessions I am on a slow road to recovery and I can’t wait to go again. For me, Anthony is going to be able to give me my life back this year.
Mrs Bentley
Mrs Bentley
2024-01-24
I had a fantastic first appointment with Aisha for a Mummy MOT - I would highly recommend this to anyone who has had a baby no matter how recent or how long ago. She was incredibly knowledgeable and made me feel really well listened to. The building and location was great, easy parking and friendly receptionists.
Herwinder Kalsi
Herwinder Kalsi
2024-01-20
I had a reflexology appointment. Nice warm welcome and very good session with the therapist Pavon
Caravan Hire Thornwick Bay
Caravan Hire Thornwick Bay
2024-01-20
Lydia was extremely insightful and fulfilled my expectations. The experience was fabulous and she really puts her heart and soul into helping those who need it. Can’t wait to see her again. Thanks, Leigh.
stephen ongley
stephen ongley
2024-01-17
Excellent levels of expertise
Jim Rowland
Jim Rowland
2024-01-16
I keep coming to Daniel and he keeps fixing me. I am an older runner and have had a few injuries in recent years. I started to see Daniel when I could not get an urgent physiotherapist's appointment. His gentle manipulation and exercises cured an annoying and persistent hamstring injury which had been going on for many months, and a sore hip. Since then he has treated, most effectively, my runner's knee and other complaints. I enjoy our sessions as he takes a real interest in his patients. Daniel will always be my no. 1 therapist!
Kenneth Tindall
Kenneth Tindall
2024-01-09
2nd visit today to see Seb. As a former professional athlete and someone who has had extensive treatments worldwide I can wholly vouch for the world class level of this Osteopath. Thanks for getting me back on track Seb.
Georgina Bachellerie
Georgina Bachellerie
2024-01-08
Excellent service both from the admin team and the practitioner. Thorough diagnosis, punctual and all with supporting information on treatment plan.