Low Back Pain
1 in every 7 GP appointments is for a musculoskeletal condition and low back pain is top of that list. Patients should consider self-referring to an appropriate practitioner such as a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist instead.
At Acorn Health, we strive to deliver the best chiropractic care possible for our patients in accordance with evidence-based guidelines. The Lancet recently lifted an embargo on their Low Back Pain Series where tThese papers reveal that low back pain is now the number one cause of all disability globally, and is medically mismanaged often against best practice guidelines. There is also overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging and surgery which means patients are not receiving the right care, resulting in long term disability.
How do we manage low back pain?
Current management guidelines and latest evidence base show that the best approach for managing back pain, is through a package of care. These packages of care are the type typically provided by our chiropractor Philippa. This will include:
- Manual therapy (gentle adjustments of the spine and joints)
- Psychological interventions. These help you to understand what is causing your pain. During treatment you can address any worries or concerns you may have about your back pain
- Yoga or similar relaxation techniques
- Exercise (every Acorn Health chiropractic patient is provided with a bespoke rehabilitation programme as part of their care)