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Back Pain Treatment In Chelmsford

Fast Effective Treatment of Back Pain

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common conditions with 8 out of 10 people experiencing it at some point in their lives.

  • Muscle or ligament strain: Straining the muscles or ligaments in the back is one of the most common causes of back pain. This can occur after heavy lifting, a sudden movement, or an awkward twist.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that can cause back pain. Although osteopaths don’t reverse the arthritis, we can help your symptoms and function.
  • Disc Injury: A damaged or herniated disc in the spine can put pressure on the surrounding nerves, causing pain and discomfort.
  • Poor Posture: Although research has shown posture is not related to pain, how much you move can be related. An osteopath will help you assess lifestyle factors that contribute to your pain.
  • Sciatica: Sciatica is a condition caused by pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back down through each leg. Symptoms of sciatica include shooting pain, numbness or tingling sensation in the legs.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal cord narrows, putting pressure on the nerves. Symptoms may include pain and numbness that radiates to the arms or legs.

Our Osteopaths & Fees

Principal Osteopath

45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

Senior Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

Associate Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Back Pain explained

Back pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages. It can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it difficult to move or stand up straight. Back pain can be caused by many things including muscle strain, injury, poor posture and conditions like arthritis or sciatica.

How does an Osteopath treat Back Pain?

An osteopath will use a variety of techniques to treat lower and upper back pain, including massage, manipulation and exercise prescription. These techniques can help reduce tension in the muscles, improve joint function and help relieve pain.

Lifestyle Changes

An osteopath may also recommend lifestyle changes such as exercises or stretches that can help strengthen weakened muscles and support recovery. This helps to prevent the issue from coming back. Additionally, regular check-ins with an osteopath can help identify any areas of tension or discomfort before they become more serious issues.

Holistic Approach

By taking a holistic approach to treating back pain, an osteopath will provide you with relief from your symptoms and work to minimise the risk of them returning in the future. With their help, you can get back to enjoying life without the worry of recurring pain.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, an osteopath is a specialist who focuses on treating the body as a whole when it comes to lower and upper back pain. They use physical manipulation, stretching, massage and advice on lifestyle changes to reduce pain and promote recovery. With the help of an osteopath, you can minimise the risk of back pain returning and enjoy life without discomfort.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath uses gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

Number Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23

Let’s take action to treat your Back Pain

Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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