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Osteopathy

Osteopathic Treatment of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common problem for people with office jobs, parents carrying children, pregnant women and sports people.

Osteopathic medicine recognizes that the site of the pain is not always the true cause. Osteopaths therefore have the ability to look at the whole body, seeing how it moves as one unit and identifying areas that may be causing, or, contributing to the pain.

Causes of lower back pain:

  • Arthritic vertebra joints

  • Lumbar intervertebral disc damage
  • Vertebra and pelvic joint capsule irritation
  • Compression of nerves exiting the lower back vertebra
  • Lower back and pelvic muscle or ligament strain

It is not just muscles and joints that affect the lower back. Conditions such as period pain, endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome create inflammation in the abdominal area. Due to the close proximity, pain is often felt in the lower back.

Other areas and conditions that can contribute to lower back pain are:

  • Referred pain from hip and sacroiliac joints
  • Restricted vertebrae joints in the thoracic spine
  • Arthritic changes in the hips
  • Dysfunctional knee movement
  • Decreased arch support in the feet
  • Decreased core muscle strength

How the Osteopaths at Vibe in Brisbane may help lower back pain

Firstly, examination is performed to determine the cause of the pain. This involves assessing:

  • Movement of the whole back, pelvis and hips
  • Identifying any painful positions
  • Does activating any of the muscles around the lower back cause pain?
  • Are there any weak muscles altering the function of the lower back?

From there, treatment uses a combination of hands-on techniques to improve the structure and function of the lower back, and the other areas contributing to the pain. Often postural advice, strengthening and stretching is given as homework to prevent pain from reoccurring.

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What to expect from your Osteopathic consultation

Your initial consultation with our Osteopaths will involve discussing the presenting complaint followed by a detailed medical history.  After which the practitioner will perform a thorough examination to determine a diagnosis for your condition.  Treatment will then be performed. You will receive a hands on treatment and be given proactive recommendations to take home to improve your musculoskeletal health.

PRICING Emma Kopcikas:

Initial Consultation           60minutes     $150

Follow Up Consultation   30minutes     $100

PRICING Arie van der Merwe:

Initial Consultation           45minutes     $120

Follow Up Consultation   30minutes     $100

Meet the Osteopaths at Vibe Natural Health Brisbane

Emma Kopcikas Osteopath North BrisbaneEmma Kopcikas

"As I have spent my life surrounded by fitness, I do have a special interest in sporting injuries. From rising stars to weekend warriors, the ability to recover and keep going with your sporting and fitness goals is important to me.

I definitely have an interest in treating babies and children. I never get tired of watching how quickly they respond to treatment. I want to do whatever I can to give a child the best possible start to life whether they are new born, on the move or starting big school."

 

Arie van der Merwe Osteopath North BrisbaneArie van der Merwe

Dr Arie’s interest in Osteopathy was inspired by treatment of his own injuries as a young athlete. He has an extensive history working with elite athletes and assisting his clients return to their peak health and performance through Exercise Rehabilitation.

Arie enjoys seeing the positive effect Osteopathy can have on everyone from office workers, athletes, weekend warriors, those managing chronic pain and the elderly.

 

 

Our Team

We are passionate about giving you the education and tools you need to reduce your symptoms and participate in a healthy and active life.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Ph: (07) 3366 7970

210 Days Rd, Grange, North Brisbane