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My hubby has put his back out!

He only bent down yesterday to get something and now can hardly move (obviously done something prior to this thats weakened it)

He has had this happen once before which got better.

Any one suffer with this? whats the best thing to do? move around or rest?

Whats the difference between and osteopath and a chiropractor?

He is on painkillers but im trying to persuade him to go to the doctors.

HELP !!!

amb x
 

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I think osteo is muscle and chiro is bones not sure though:)
 

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Have a look at the below dictionary info:

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
os·te·op·a·thy [os-tee-op-uh-thee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
a therapeutic system originally based upon the premise that manipulation of the muscles and bones to promote structural integrity could restore or preserve health: current osteopathic physicians use the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of conventional medicine as well as manipulative measures.

Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative health care profession with the purpose of diagnosing and treating mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system with the intention of affecting the nervous system and improving health. It is based on the premise that a spinal joint dysfunction can interfere with the nervous system and result in many different conditions of diminished health.
 

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I would advise trying out Accupuncture/Cupping/Accupressure before going to a Chiropracter, no.1 they are less expensive and in my case I have had much better results from these methods!
I suffer from Ciatica(sp) and went to a Dr.China and had Cupping and Accupuncture, the treatment lasted 1 hour and cost me £12, after the 1st treatment I could feel a difference, so I now go once every 2ish months to keep at bay, so to speak!
hth's xx
 

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Its worth going to your GP as he may be able to get a physiotherapy referral. Speed of obtaining treatment depends on what area you are in.

If not I believe private physio is about £30 - £40 per session - but I guess its worth it when it works.

Luckily when my hubby hurt his back his work arranged physio - but it did help sort it out

Hope you hubby finds a quick solution

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thanks all:hug:
 

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I've been having back problems for years (not ideal when you're only 21!)

Whenever I put it out I go straight to my osteopath and after a couple of treatments I'm usually well on the mend. Never been to a chiropracter, only a few different ostopaths and I think it makes a big difference.

I get my sessions paid for by BUPA as it's a recurring injury that flares up now and again, so if you have health insurance if worth finding an osteopath that's covered.

HTH xxx
 

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Hi Amber...first can I sympathise as I think the wife suffers just as much as the husband with the bad back!!!!

My hubby also has back problems.....occasionally he totally puts it out.
We go to a fantastic Chiropractor (she also sorted out my neck) ...I think £28 a session was worth every penny.
A few sessions sorted my hubbys back out...and if he remembers to go back every couple of months for 1 session he has no problems at all.

BUT...you need to find a good reputable chiropractor...as my sister also went to one....and he would have her attend every week at £35 a session for ever more!!!!
 

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I used to go to an osteopath, but I found the treatment quite rough and painful. Now I see a McTimony chiropracter and get on much better, it's a lot more gentle and I seem to have better and more long lasting results from it.

Chiropractic and osteopathy treatment - manipulation therapy

The top bit on the link explains the difference between the two.

Hope he gets better soon!
 

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well it reared its ugly head again:irked:

On wednesday so i booked him in at the docs - he said - 'have you seen a back specialist?':irked::irked::irked:

er nope! Told him to go away and rest.

Resting is ok but you need to get to the 'root' of the problem thats my understanding:eek:???????????????

Anyway he is in with a chiropractor tomorrow - so here's hoping!

Not good as he does a manual job:irked::irked:

amb x
 

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well it reared its ugly head again:irked:

On wednesday so i booked him in at the docs - he said - 'have you seen a back specialist?':irked::irked::irked:

er nope! Told him to go away and rest.

Resting is ok but you need to get to the 'root' of the problem thats my understanding:eek:???????????????

Anyway he is in with a chiropractor tomorrow - so here's hoping!

Not good as he does a manual job:irked::irked:

amb x
Oh no Amb.

I know how you feel as my hubby is only just getting back to near normality after trapping a nerve in his shoulder and his sciatica being triggered off again from August.

Hope he gets it sorted out and you get to the bottom of it. x x x
 

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My 8 year old sees a Chiropractor about his migraines - she works on his neck....... Taking him there was the best thing I ever did, now I pay £22 every 6 weeks as a maintenance.......
 

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I can't speak highly enough of the chiropractic care I've had. I seem to be quite loosely put together lol, and I've had various complaints, none connected with doing nails! I now see my chiro twice a year for an MOT, she does a thorough check and if all is in order she charges me half the fee!

The trouble with bones out of place (even slightly) seems to be that the longer you leave it without getting it sorted, the more problems are caused indirectly as a result. Hope hubby feels better soon, back trouble is a pig.
 

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Amb don't lem him fool ya,he probs just wants a massage lol :Grope:
 

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