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Causes of back and neck pain

Back and Neck pain have many causes. Most are due to mechanical problems brought on by misuse, awkward bending, stress and other factors.

Other causes include:

  • Whiplash, typically as a result of motoring accidents.
  • Wear and tear of intervertebral discs (Degenerative).
  • Prolapsed or herniated intervertebral disc, symptoms here often include Sciatica.
  • Trauma e.g. from Sports injuries.
  • Pathology including tumours, both benign and malignant, and referred organ pain eg from pancreas.

Mechanical Back Pain

There are many causes of this, but include bending over and lifting, twisting , or getting up suddenly.

The pain here varies with posture or movement. For example, in some people low back pain is aggravated by standing and relieved by sitting or lying; in other people, low back pain is aggravated by sitting and relieved by standing depending on its causes.

Inflammatory Back Pain

There are some inflammatory causes of back pain including such conditions as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and others, these conditions are relieved by a combination of mild Osteopathy, Acupuncture in conjunction with some anti-inflammatory medication.

Most back and neck pain conditions are very well treated by a combination of both Acupuncture and Osteopathy. These treatments not only reduce the severity and longevity of the symptoms but often return the patient to normal activity quickly and efficiently.

If you suffer from back or neck pain give us a call on 01483 720464 and we will be pleased to advise you.

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