Osteopath for back pain, and lower back pain

Shane Caulfield

Shane is our principal Osteopath and founder at Central Coast Osteopath. He has been successfully treating back pain, lower back pain and sciatica sufferers on the Central Coast for over 32 years.

“I am passionate about helping people achieve that ‘light-bulb’ moment when they can see (and believe) they can make a dramatic improvement their physical condition and lifestyle. It never ceases to amaze me how effectively Osteopathy alleviates pain, frees up mobility and improves the quality of people’s life.” Shane Caulfield.

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Osteopathy is a natural health care treatment that can provide relief from pain and a clear path to recovery.

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    Back pain is a very common yet often debilitating condition that can affect people from all walks of life

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    We treat back pain, lower back pain, neck pain and sciatica effectively for pain relief and rehabilitation. Our Osteopathy and remedial massage expertise is to identify the core cause of your pain and effectively treat. So you can have pain relief and get back to enjoying life.

    Studies have shown that osteopathy safely, naturally and effectively:

    • Reduces back pain by targeting muscular tension, inflammation and nerve irritation
    • Fast tracks the recovery process
    • Provides relief from symptoms of Osteoarthritis. See our Osteoarthritis Treatment
    • Improves joint mobility
    • Helps prevent future episodes by offering advice on posture and providing you with a personalised exercise and stretching plan

    Don’t put up with back pain and discomfort any longer.

    Treating back pain begins with the right diagnosis

    At Central Coast Osteopath, we are qualified to recognise the difference between uncomplicated back pain and more serious back pain that requires referral to a specialist. As you don’t need a referral from a GP to see us, we can be your first port of call to identify the root cause of your back pain and recommend the appropriate course of action.

    When assessing you, we will take into account many lifestyle factors that could cause or contribute to your back pain, including your sleep and exercise habits, what you do for work, the ergonomics of your work/study environment and your posture.

    Once we have diagnosed the type and cause of your back pain, we will tailor a comprehensive treatment program for you consisting of a combination of massage, full body massage if required, joint mobilisation techniques and gentle stretching exercises to get you back on your feet and help you manage your condition on an ongoing basis.

    Anyone could suffer from back pain at some point in their lives

    Back pain can be debilitating and impede on other areas of your life. Whether your back pain came on suddenly (perhaps as a result of an injury) or has been troubling you for a long time (chronic pain), there are many forms back pain and discomfort can take.

    You may experience:

    • Constant or intermittent pain,
    • Pain that is limited to one part of the back,
    • Pain that radiates to other areas of the body, such as into the arms and hands and/or down the legs and into the feet,
    • A dull ache, sharp pain or a piercing, burning sensation,
    • Tingling, weakness or numbness.

    No matter what form your back pain takes, you will understand how much it can negatively effect many other areas of your life, such as your ability to exercise, sleep, drive or sit still without discomfort.

    Common causes of back pain

    There are many common causes of back pain including:

    • Extensive sitting or standing
    • Heavy lifting
    • Injury/trauma
    • Pregnancy
    • Nerve irritation including sciatica
    • Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
    • Menstrual pain and endometriosis
    • Stiff muscles causing a lack of flexibility
    • Muscle weakness
    • Dysfunction in the thorax, lower limbs and pelvis

    Other causes of back pain

    In addition to the more common causes, back pain can also be the result of a range of less common causes, including:

    • Muscle spasm
    • Disc injury or fracture
    • Joint sprains
    • Tumour or infection
    • Ligament pain
    • Stress and tension
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    Osteopath treatment starts with remedial massage

    Remedial massage can make joints more mobile, and stimulate the blood supply. Remedial massage is a great way to prepare the body for our Osteopath manual therapy that is non-invasive. Our Osteopath is qualified at effectively treating and assisting your recovery/rehabilitation from surgery or injury or general aches and pains. Our combined remedial massage and Osteopathic treatment will help you relieve pain and have you feeling a deep sense of relaxation and calm. We look forward to seeing our patients leaving our Central Coast Osteopath clinic feeling better than when you arrived!

    Sciatica treatment and how an osteopath can help?

    Our osteopath Shane Caulfield at our Central Coast clinic sees a lot of patients presenting with sciatica symptoms and he is able to treat them successfully. Our Osteopath clinic will work with you to develop a treatment and management plan that is best suited to you and in some cases this may require referrals off to other specialists. This can also include advising you on things that you can also do yourself to help improve your comfort and quality of life. Learn more about sciatica treatment.

    Different types of back pain

    There are different types of back pain that affect different areas of your back. As part of a assessment by our Osteopath, it is important that we identify the underlying issue and where the pain originates. Here are some common types of back pain:

    • spine
    • lower back
    • pelvic pain and pelvic dysfunction
    • back muscle pain
    • chronic back pain
    Our number one priority is the safety and peace-of-mind of our patients and staff.

    If you have been in close contact with an infected individual, been within a current ‘hot-spot COVID-19 area in the last 14 days, or if you have symptoms of a respiratory illness, you are not able to book an appointment.  If you have any questions please call our friendly team +61 2 4323 4445.