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Back Pain
What is it?
The pain is usually in the lower back, but it can lead to sciatica in the leg. Acute back pain is usually associated with an injury or with a slipped disc, pulled muscle or torn ligament. Playing games, lifting heavy objects or moving awkwardly can bring it on. Continuous or recurring back pain is mostly caused by poor posture. Sleeping in the wrong position or on the wrong sort of bed often adds to the problem. If the back pain does not have a simple physical cause, but is a symptom of something more serious, inappropriate treatment could be dangerous. Although back pain is a physical ailment, psychological elements should not be overlooked. Stress and anxiety can contribute significantly to back problems.
Ache, stiffness in the back.
Conventional Practice:
If conventional treatment fails or if inappropriate many doctors are now willing to help you find a reliable alternative practitioner.
Alternative Treatments:
  An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
  Therapeutic massage has grown into the art of creating and maintaining the best possible health for its devotees. It does this by relaxing, stimulating and invigorating mind and body. More Info
  Chiropractors set out to correct disorders of the joints, muscles and spine. Spinal problems can cause pain in the spine and other parts of the body including the shoulder, arm, hip and leg. More Info
  Osteopathy aims to diagnose and treat medical problems in the framework. These problems may be caused by injury or stress. Osteopaths believe that when the structure of the body is sound, it will work just like a well-tuned engine. Osteopaths use their hands for massaging and manipulating the framework to restore normal, more comfortable function. More Info
  Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy. It can help in a wide range of conditions – from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.More Info

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