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Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-8pm

Posts Tagged ‘Back Pain’

10 Facts About Back Pain

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
  1. Back pain is scary, and can really impact on quality of life. However, only approximately 1% of people with back pain will have serious pathologies.
  2. Getting older is not a cause of back pain.
  3. Pain is rarely associated with significant tissue damage.
  4. MRI’s and X-ray’s rarely show the cause of pain. Except in cases of serious pathology.
  5. Back pain during exercise and movement does not mean you will cause further harm.
  6. Pain flare-up’s during the healing process are normal and do not mean you are damaging your spine.
  7. In the average population, it can take back pain approximately 6-8 weeks to heal, but it can often take longer.
  8. Injections and strong drugs are not usually a cure for back pain but can have a place to help ease the pain.
  9. Back pain during pregnancy is common, but should not be taken as a normal part of pregnancy. Always seek medical opinion via your Osteopath, Midwife or GP.
  10. Difficulties with urination or defecation during a back pain episode is a medical emergency – Go straight to A&E for medical assistance.

If you are struggling with Back Pain – please do not hesitate to contact our Osteopaths at Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch today. Call 027 755 5700 or book online.