Back pain is very common, and, according to the National Pain Audit, the costs of back pain alone account for 20% of the UK’s total health expenditure. It is the greatest cause of time off work in the UK. It is difficult to diagnose the exact cause of an individual’s back pain. However, a contributing factor is poor posture because it means the body is less resistant to the strains we put on our body during our lifetime.
Poor posture can result in the following:
- postural back pain;
- abnormal muscle tension;
- muscle imbalance;
- joint mal-alignment;
- general muscular aches and pains.
If back pain persists, or if you suffer from chronic back pain, it is worth investigating whether your symptoms are caused by poor posture. At the initial consultation, your body will be scanned to identify areas of spinal and pelvic mal-alignment and abnormal muscle tension. The London Orthotic Consultancy was the first clinic in the UK to use the DIERS 3D Back scanner.
The London Orthotic Consultancy’s treatment for back pain caused by poor posture is Proprioception Therapy.