Should you be getting treatment for my pain? If you answer 'yes' to any of the following, then I would be recommending that you shoot me a message, and book yourself in for a treatment!
It’s affecting your sleep
If your back pain is worse at night time, when you are resting, then you should seek advice. Sleep, especially quality sleep, is vital for your everyday health and well-being. Lack of or disturbed sleep will not help if you are already in pain or discomfort. You can read my 6 Ways to Optimise Sleep here!
It’s stopping you from doing things
If your pain is stopping you from carrying out regular daily activities then it’s time to seek professional advice. A dull pain can be bearable but if it is affecting the things you enjoy or even the things you just have to do, then it can also have a negative impact on your mood.
The rest of your body is affected
If you are experiencing pain, unusual discomfort, numbness, tingling or weakness in other areas of your body then seek professional advice. An Osteopath can then determine if the injury is more than just back pain.
The pain is constant and/or getting worse
Lower back pain can sometimes take a few weeks to disappear on its own. However if, after using remedies such as ice or pain relief, the pain is not improving or if it is getting worse then it’s time to seek advice.
Back pain that persists
Four to six weeks is long enough to put up with dull lower back pain. By this time you will be fed up with it and it’s a sign that you need intervention by a professional expert.
The pain is severe
If the pain is severe and does not improve after a day or two of using typical remedies then you need to seek help.
If it is time for a treatment, Whole Health Osteopathy is always available to answer any questions you may have about your pain, and whether Osteopathy may benefit you. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog "is it time for a treatment?" was written by Whole Health Osteopath Dr. Jess. Whole Health Osteopathy was established in 2017 and is located at 855 Plenty Road, South Morang, 3752.