363 Papanui Rd, Merivale, Christchurch 8052
Osteopaths are trained to examine, diagnose and treat the underlying cause of back pain. Low back pain is a very common condition, which can affect over 90% of the population at some time in their lives. It can have serious impacts on patients’ work capabilities, and can have a significant impact on everyday activities. As Osteopaths we treat patients with low back pain regularly. Generally, most patients recover from back pain in a number of weeks. Only a minuscule amount of patients suffering from low back pain will ever require surgery.
Once we have diagnosed that your pain is coming from various structures in your back, we will compile a comprehensive treatment plan, tailored specifically to each of our patients. Treatment plans center around osteopathic treatment using highly skilled techniques to ease your back pain, restore movement, and ease aches and pains in your back. We also focus on more long-term rehabilitation techniques to improve mobility and strength in your back and spine. Sometimes we utilise a multi-disciplinary approach, where input from orthopaedic specialists, your GP, and other rehabilitation experts may be sought, depending on your condition.
We treat patients of all ages who present with back pain – children, adults, pregnant ladies, the elderly, and sporting professionals. Treatment plans and techniques are tailored specifically to the patient.
Please note, that we assess each patient on an individual basis, and only after a thorough assessment, will we decide together, whether osteopathic treatment is suitable for you, and your presenting condition.