Backache Treatment Cambridge

Backache is a common problem that can make life anything from uncomfortable to almost impossible. The most common route of treatment using complementary therapies is Osteopathy or Chiropractic, but Massage, Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Zero Balancing are also useful.

The causes of backache may be multiple so you may need to see more than one practitioner in order to gain the relief you need. The most common cause tends to be bad posture leading to strain or other damage to the joints, ligaments or muscles of the spine and its surrounding areas. Improving posture and exercise can also alleviate the problem.

In mind/body therapies, the association depends on the area of the back causing the problem, the neck represents the ability to see the bigger picture; so a stiff or painful neck can indicate a resistance to change, or blinkered/narrow thinking patterns. Problems in the shoulders can relate to responsibility and burdens, in line with the saying “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders”. If the problem is lower in the back issues of vulnerability are indicted, and you may question if you are you feeling weak or powerless (or even spineless)? The pelvis represents movement, specifically moving forward in life, and problems can arise at life changes, puberty, pregnancy and the menopause, bereavement, job loss/change, children leaving home etc.

Therapies for Help with Backache

  • Alexander TechniqueAlexander Technique
    offers skills to prevent pain & discomfort and to rediscover your natural balance. It is recommended that you have a series of lessons which will allow you to thoroughly understand and absorb the technique which will help you to experience good use and free you from unhelpful habits.
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  • Biodynamic Craniosacral TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
    can enable the body to release areas of restriction in its own way and at its own pace restoring natural rhythms.
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  • Bodywork and Movement TherapyBodywork and Movement Therapy
    is usually a very gentle, subtle and effective therapy that treats and suits a wide variety of problems
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  • CKT Chirokinetic TherapyCKT Chirokinetic Therapy
    assists with correcting imbalances and redirecting energy to depleted areas. It has been shown to be particularly good at dealing with allergies
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  • Colour MirrorsColour Mirrors
    Colour mirrors is a wonderful tool to heal anything that is going on in your body, mind or heart; it’s a fun way to find out what’s going on behind the scenes.
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  • Corrective Holistic Exercise KinesiologyCorrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology
    The CHEK system is multidisciplinary; therefore, it prioritises your personal programme according to your financial and time commitments to address the areas that will give you the greatest long-term reward.
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  • EFT Emotional Freedom TechniqueEFT Emotional Freedom Technique
    is a type of energy psychology therapy where you can release emotional tension through tapping acupuncture points on your face and upper body. The thought behind all forms of energy psychology therapy is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.
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  • Functional Health CareFunctional Health Care
    assesses your current health and wellbeing and the practitioner can advise you on the various options available. Your assessment will be thorough and in depth and look at your health, diet, lifestyle, posture, fitness, happiness and coping abilities.
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  • KinesiologyKinesiology
    is quick, gentle and non-invasive form of therapy and will help you discover how your body is feeling about the life you are living. By bringing your attention to how your body is responding it makes it easier to know what is right for you.
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  • Massage TherapyMassage Therapy
    not only provides relaxation and relief to muscle strain and fatigue, a therapeutic massage may improve your health. The many benefits to massage therapy, including physical, emotional, and physiological improvements in the body
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