Postural Pain & Stiffness

Postural pain and stiffness experienced in the back and neck is generally the result of adopting prolonged and unnatural postures that our bodies are not designed for – such as slouching at an office desk all day.

What causes it?

Bad posture can irritate the body tissues as they adapt to the unnatural position that they have been forced to adopt. Adopting prolonged postures can mean the joints, ligaments, muscles and spinal discs become irritated and sensitised, leading to pain and discomfort.

How can it be treated?

Osteopaths will massage, stretch and mobilise the tissues and joints – restoring blood flow to them and enabling them to return to optimum health, and function.

Osteopaths will also advise on exercises to help decrease stiffness, increase mobility and reduce pain.