Low Back Pain at Nu Roots Health

At Nu Roots Health, we understand how frustrating it can be to live with low back pain. You’ll learn exactly how we help other people with low back pain, just like yourself.

OVERCOMING Low back pain

Helping low back pain in Havelock

Low back pain is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It refers to discomfort or pain experienced in the lower region of the spine, specifically between the ribs and the pelvis. This type of pain can range from mild to severe and may have a significant impact on daily activities, mobility, and overall quality of life.

Fortunately, there are effective approaches, such as manual osteopathy, that can help alleviate low back pain and promote long-term healing.

Discovering the root of low back pain

Some common causes of low back pain

  • Muscle Strains: Overexertion, lifting heavy objects, or sudden movements can strain the muscles in the lower back, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Disc Problems: Herniated or bulging discs can put pressure on the spinal nerves, causing radiating pain and discomfort.
  • Degenerative Conditions: Conditions like osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease can lead to chronic low back pain due to the gradual breakdown of the spinal structures.
  • Postural Issues: Poor posture, such as prolonged sitting or slouching, can strain the muscles and ligaments in the lower back, resulting in pain.
  • Injuries: Traumatic injuries, such as fractures or sprains, can cause acute or chronic low back pain.

How Manual Osteopathy can Help Low Back Pain

Here’s how manual osteopathy can help:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: A Manual Osteopath will conduct a thorough assessment to understand the root cause of your low back pain. They will take into account your medical history, lifestyle factors, and conduct physical examinations to gain insight into the biomechanics of your body.

  2. Individualized Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment findings, a Manual Osteopath will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan may include a combination of Manual Osteopathic Techniques, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle recommendations.

  3. Manual Osteopathic Techniques: Manual Osteopaths utilize various hands-on techniques to address the underlying dysfunctions contributing to low back pain. These techniques may include soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and spinal adjustments. By restoring proper alignment, mobility, and function, manual osteopathy aims to reduce pain and enhance healing.

  4. Postural Education and Ergonomic Advice: Manual Osteopaths emphasize the importance of maintaining good posture to alleviate and prevent low back pain. They will provide guidance on ergonomics, proper body mechanics, and exercises to strengthen the supporting muscles and improve posture in everyday activities.

  5. Rehabilitation Exercises: Manual Osteopaths can prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the core muscles, improve flexibility, and promote better spinal stability. These exercises are designed to address muscular imbalances, improve posture, and enhance overall physical fitness, leading to long-term relief from low back pain.

  6. Patient Education and Self-Care: Manual Osteopaths empower patients by providing education on self-care strategies, including lifestyle modifications, stress management, and injury prevention techniques. We will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively participate in your own recovery and minimize the recurrence of low back pain.


Say Goodbye to Pain and Hello to a Healthier, Happier You

Get in touch with our friendly Manual Osteopath and owner, Cassie, to chat to her about how she can help you get out of pain. Alternatively, book online to start your journey to being pain free right now.


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