Back, neck and shoulder pain can be debilitating and significantly affect energy levels and morale. Tiredness, headaches, dizziness, a clicking jaw and pins and needles can all be symptomatic of your condition. Usual causes of pain in these areas are muscular irritation, joint dysfunction, accidents and trauma.

When suffering with back, neck and shoulder problems, the pain can sometimes be felt in other remote areas of the body, including the groin, hips and legs. Transferred pain is particularly prevalent if you are suffering with sciatica. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, pain can be felt not only in the lower back but also in the buttocks and legs.

At The Gresford Osteopathic Clinic, we examine your specific condition, symptoms and body to provide an accurate diagnosis. Understanding the cause of pain is essential, as we can offer effective treatment and after care. We can utilise a range of treatments, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Joint and spine manipulation is commonly used to release tension, relieve pain and mobilise joints. Back massage and stretching is also used to relax and repair soft tissue.

Active care:
• Try to exercise regularly.
• Take frequent breaks between repetitive tasks; keep moving and stretch at intervals.
• Pace yourself during physical work or when carrying loads.
• Balance your loads and avoid carrying bags on one shoulder.