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Osteopathy, Back Pain, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Back Pain


Most of us will be affected by back pain at some point in our lives. For some, the discomfort is unpleasant but short-lived.  For others, however, the pain can be severe, protracted, and even disabling.

Low Back Pain, Origin Health, Cheltenham

What Causes Back Pain?


Back pain – particularly lower back pain – is probably the most common issue that we see and treat in patients.

Lower back pain refers to pain occurring in the area known as the lumbar region of the spine. Some people refer to this as “lumbago”, but this is more of a generalist term and has been largely replaced in recent years by more specific descriptions.

Symptoms vary from stiffness and aching to a sharp/severe pain, and it affects people of all ages and of all lifestyles. In fact, almost everyone will suffer from back pain at some point in their lifetime. Not surprisingly, for some people, chronic back pain can be highly debilitating and mentally draining.

The list of causes of back pain are many and varied but the most common are:

  • Sciatica
  • Joint Restrictions
  • Disc Injuries (“slipped-disc”)
  • Muscle Strains

We specialise in diagnosing and treating back pain using a range of advanced, modern treatments.

These include osteopathy, shockwave therapy, therapeutic massage, dry needling, and our in-house infra-red sauna.

Causes of Back Pain, Origin Health Cheltenham

What Causes Joint Restrictions or Facet Locks?


Every vertebra in your back has a small joint called a facet.  These joints are designed to allow your spine to move freely.

Unfortunately, a joint can sometimes “lock-up”, either because you’ve suffered an injury, or because you’ve not been moving at all! 

In fact, the most common causes of lower back pain are poor posture and/or being seated for long periods, such as in a car or at a workstation. 

That’s why if you are sitting down, we recommend taking regular breaks, to stand and stretch.

If one or more facets lock up their movement will be restricted, causing the muscles surrounding them to become tight and even spasm.   

At Origin Health, we have a range of advanced treatments to unlock these joint/s and quickly relieve your pain.  Our osteopathic treatment combines deep soft tissue massage and sometimes joint manipulation.

Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

What Happens if You “Slip a Disc”?


To “slip” a disc is actually a misnomer! 

Vertebrae are separated by discs, which are made from a gel-like substance. They cushion your spinal column along its length and help absorb shocks.

If excessive pressure put on a disc, through lifting and/or twisting, the disc can “bulge”.  If the bulge increases the disc can tear, causing a herniated or prolapsed disc (the so-called “slipped” disc).

If this pushes on a nerve, the pain can increase markedly, and even travel down your leg (sciatica).

Osteopathic treatment includes deep soft tissue massage, articulation and stretches to take the pressure off the disc and/or the nerves, and joint manipulation may also be warranted.  

Once the practitioner considers it is time to move towards onward recovery, then options such as exercise rehabilitation, yoga and Pilates can be explored.

Severe disc injuries may need steroid injections, or even surgery.

Osteopathy, Back Pain, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Is My Back Pain a Strained Muscle?


A muscle strain, or pulled muscle, occurs when a muscle in your back is overstretched or torn.

This is usually caused by fatigue, overuse, or improper use of a muscle.

Minor muscle strains can take anything from a few days to a couple of weeks to heal. 

Prices:
Principal Osteopath:
Initial Consultation: £65
Follow-up Consultation: £50

Associate Osteopath:
Initial Consultation: £55
Follow-up Consultation: £45

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Osteopathy, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Osteopathy

Osteopathy aims to improve the function of the body and reduce pain using a variety of evidence-based techniques including soft tissue massage, gentle-focused manipulation and rehabilitation advice.

Great for:

Low back pain & Sciatica | Neck & Shoulder pain | Knee pain | Foot & ankle pain | Jaw pain | Elbow pain
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Shockwave Therapy, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses an acoustic wave to carry high levels of energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues suffering from a range of injuries and other conditions.

Great for:

Tendon problems | Frozen shoulder  | Calcified tendons  | Shin splints  | Hip pain  | Plantar fasciitis  | Osteoarthritis 
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Infrared Sauna, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Infrared Sauna

The infrared sauna at Origin Health uses infrared light to safely heat the body from within. The radiant heat from the infrared light penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation.

Great for:

Better sleep | Relieve joint pain | Relief for muscle soreness | Recovery | Relaxation | Improves circulation
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Shoulder treatment, Sports Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Sports Therapy & Sports Massage

Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders, treating pain and injury through hands-on techniques and rehabilitation. Sports massage works on deeper tissues than therapeutic massage and is highly effective at both treating and preventing injuries.

Great for:

Promotes healing  | Faster recovery  | Enhances endurance  | Increases flexibility  | Injury prevention 
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Dry Needling at Origin Health

Dry Needling

Dry needling stimulates the body’s healing process by targeting trigger points that have been activated in response to pain, causing surrounding muscles to tighten.

Great for:

Relaxation | Reduces stress and tension | Reduces pain | Injury recovery
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Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage treatment uses less pressure than a sports massage and is a combination of relaxation massage and remedial massage.

Great for:

Relaxation | Reduces stress and tension | Reduces pain | Injury recovery
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kinesology taping by therapists at Origin Health

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is a highly successful technique used by our expert therapists to help support the body’s own healing process. 

Great for:

Joint, muscle & ligament support | Tennis & golfer’s elbow | Shoulder injuries | Bursitis | Postural issues | Lower back pain
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Reflexology, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Reflexology

Reflexology is a deeply relaxing, non-invasive treatment, applying pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands), which heals at a physical and emotional level.

Great for:

Stress | Anxiety | Pain | Fatigue | Nerve stimulation

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Yoga at Origin Health Clinic, Osteopaths & Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Cheltenham

Yoga

Yoga is a mind and body practice, both spiritual and physical, focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. 

Great for:

Relaxation | Increase strength and flexibility | Injury prevention | Relieve stress
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Reformer Pilates, Lydia Waldouk, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Pilates

Pilates uses different movements and exercises, focusing on spinal and pelvic alignment and breathing, to help strengthen the body, improve posture, prevent injury, increase joint mobility, as well as help to relieve stress and tension.

Great for:

Improve posture | Relieve stress |Strength & flexibility | Injury prevention
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Nutrition Advice at Origin Health Clinic, Osteopaths and Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Cheltenham

Nutrition

The correct nutrition is extremely important. It can boost your immune system, improve healing, enhance recovery, and help your mental health.

Great for:

Improve immune system | Improve overall well being | Reduced blood pressure and cholesterol | Improve ability to recover from illness or injury | Improved sports performance
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