Low Back Pain – in a 12 year old

Photos showing a patient before and after treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey, Surrey.

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This child was suffering with low back pain, a keen cricket player at County level, complained of back pain after a particularly hard training session. After a thorough whole body assessment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic she was diagnosed with muscle strain, which was caused by dysfunctional mechanics in her pelvis and lumbar spine.  The misalignment is clearly seen in the left photograph before treatment, where the red central line starting between the middle of her feet, does not run centrally up through her spine and head and the pelvis is tilted upwards on the right. After treatment using our gentle, whole body approach, the photo on the right shows a now balanced and central pelvis able to support  a central spine and symmetrically balanced back muscles. Continue reading to find out why it’s necessary to treat children.

Patients are always surprised to hear that we treat children at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic and remark “what for?” This shows that many people do not realise that the problems they have as adults, actually start many years previously – even as early as in childhood. Problems can arise as early as a during the birthing process particularly if there is intervention such as forceps,  vontouse or caesarian. The childs spine then has to develop its curvature over many years, until the adult skeleton is formed. Many children develop problems throughout these years for numerous reasons, some serious enough to seek help early, however, many grow into the adult skeleton with their problems and suffer as adults through their twenties, thirties and beyond. At Balance-Rite Osteopathy we have helped many children by altering the way in which their young bodies function mechanically, thus allowing them to grow into their permanent, adult skeleton with a brighter and less painful future ahead of them!

For this child, regular treatment means less injuries whilst she plays sport, as her joints are correctly aligned and her muscles in balance, allowing for correct functioning of her joints in action.

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