Osteopathic practice is a safe and effective form of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of health problems including back pain. Often back pain resolves quickly by itself, but if it persists for more than a few days an osteopath may be able to help.
Osteopaths will often use gentle hands on techniques to help resolve your back pain, together with exercise and advice designed to promote and maintain the best environment for a healthy back.
Research evidence shows that these osteopathic treatments can have beneficial effects, especially for back pain, helping you to return to normal activity.
The UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidance for health services and recommends manual therapy, such as that provided by osteopaths, as part of a package of care for the management of low back pain and sciatica.