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Latest guidelines for Low Back Pain

Government Body Recommends Acupuncture / Manual / complementary Therapies for Lower Back Pain?

New draft guidelines on the treatment of chronic lower back pain from the The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend the use of Manual therapies such as Osteopathy and physiotherapy  in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Chronic is defined as being longer than six weeks & lower back pain is described by NICE as non-specific pain caused by tension and stiffness. NICE says that back pain probably affects a third of the population.

NICE guidelines are significant because it is the independent body that advises the NHS on the promotion of good health and on new or alternative treatment methods.

So if you or someone you know suffers from lower back pain it’s time to call in the Welwyn and Hatfield Practice in Hertfordshire.

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 We are able to advise and administer the best form of treatment for our patients in the Hertfordshire area.

The governing body for Osteopathy (a government recognised medical profession) is the General Osteopathic Council, they point out that Osteopaths see six million people each year helping with treatment and advice to relieve pain & help prevent it from re-occuring.

For further information on these latest government guidelines go to
For more info about Osteopathy visit the General Osteopathic council

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