Back Pain Treatment in Bedford

Picture of a man with a bad backBack pain is very common, and one of the major reasons people come and visit an osteopath, it's one of the main things we treat at our osteopathy clinic in Clapham, near Bedford. Indeed, when you mention you have a bad back, most people will suggest you go and see either an osteopath or a chiropractor. At some point in our life, most of us will suffer from a bad back. 

Whatever your age, you may suffer from back pain, caused by sprains or strains to your muscles or ligaments. Sometimes this may be caused by injury, sometimes due to bad posture, such as sitting incorrectly at your work desk for example, or through lifting heavy objects. Stress, depression, or being overweight can also be influencing factors in back pain.

Back pain can manifest itself with either mild or severe pain, with maybe stiffness or tenderness to your back, or during movement. This can be anywhere around the upper half of your body from the neck to the pelvis. You may also feel numbness or pins and needles.

A lot of the time, you may find that your back pain will resolve itself. Sometimes though, your pain may be longer term, or may be linked to other symptoms. Your Osteopath can help diagnose and treat you, helping you understand your condition, and also suggest exercises and lifestyle/posture changes to help prevent a reoccurrence in the future.

If your Osteopath cannot directly help with your back pain, or if they feel there are other influencing factors, they may refer you for X-rays to help with a diagnosis or refer you to your GP for further investigation or tests.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Osteopathy appointment cost?

At our clinic we provide an initial consultation for £48 (around 45 minutes to an hour), with follow up sessions (30-40 minutes) for £43. We have prepared a blog post detailing our costs and what to expect from your treatment.

How can I book an Osteopathy appointment?

We have an online booking system which allows you to quickly and easily book either your initial consultation or a follow-up appointment. Click here to book an appointment.

What should I wear to my Osteopathy session?

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in.

Can I bring a friend or relative to my appointment?

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Does Osteopathy hurt?

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. During your appointment, we will tell you what to expect and will want you to let us know if you are in pain. You may feel stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.

Is an Osteopath the same as a Chiropractor?

No. Osteopaths tend to treat a wider range of conditions, whereas Chiropractors mainly focus on muscle and joint pain. Check out our blog post which discusses the similarities and differences between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor.

Knee pain is very common and is most often successfully treated with osteopathy, surgery is very rarely needed.

Shoulder pain can seemingly come from nowhere or can happen as a result of a trauma during sports or an accident.

Osteopaths have become known for treating back pain and osteopathy offers an effective, affordable and natural solution for the problem.

The head and neck are a complex and delicate area and are worked upon frequently by osteopaths.