Active X Backs is the only Edinburgh osteopaths specialising in back pain and sciatica. Often referred to as “the best Osteopath in Edinburgh”. With more positive google reviews than any other clinic. The Clinical Director has over 30 years of experience, specialising in the treatment of lower back pain and sciatica at this West End clinic.
Gavin Routledge has authored two books on lower back pain And run an online emergency service for sufferers of low back pain and sciatica (not to mention the 78 episodes on the back pain and sciatica podcast). We also run courses for medics, fitness professionals, and physical therapists in lower back pain management.
But of course we can help you with much more than back pain and sciatica. From headaches to ankle sprains, we can help. We’ll look for the long-term contributing factors. And not just stop with the obvious.
Is prevention better than cure?
Do you believe prevention is better than cure? We do. Another of our Edinburgh osteopaths, Jordan’s background is as a Personal Trainer, before becoming an osteopath. So, we have a big focus on helping you to remain active for life.
Are you looking for the best back pain treatment? Or do you want the reassurance of consulting clinicians who can help you top to toe? Then give us a ring or book online. You can consult one of our Edinburgh osteopaths in-person at our West End clinic in Edinburgh, or you can consult an expert osteopath online.
Edinburgh osteopath providing emergency service
Lower back pain and sciatica can be very distressing. We are the only Edinburgh osteopaths specialising in low back pain and sciatica to provide an out of hours emergency service. Use our whatsapp chat now for support. One of our team can call you back 6 days a week. Or simply call 0131 221 1415
Go on, take that first step towards relief AND prevention. Call now.
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Edinburgh osteopaths treating low back pain and sciatica
Low back pain affects 80% of the adult population at some time in their lives. So, you are not alone. We have helped thousands of sufferers to achieve relief and prevention of low back pain and sciatica.
Whether you have a simple strain, a disc prolapse, a sacro-iliac joint problem, or some other challenge, don’t worry. These Edinburgh osteopaths have your back!
Edinburgh osteopath treating other pains
And osteopathy can help with more than lower back pain and sciatica. We also help people with
- Neck pain
- Mid and upper back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Foot pain
Gavin and his team are extremely professional and friendly and most importantly, get great results. Highly recommended.
I’d had low back pain and sciatica for a few months and been to the doctor and my local therapist. You confidently said I just had to stick to the plan we put together and that it would all be OK. You were spot on! Thanks. It’s so nice waking up without pain!
Active X Backs Customer
Just wanted to say a huge thanks again. When, over twenty years ago, a surgeon told me to come back in a few years time when I was in a wheelchair because of my back, I can’t tell you what a downer that was. I am certain that following your plan has been a big part of making sure that never happened!
Active X Backs Customer
My pain was typically 5 out of 10 but could be as bad as 9 for the last four weeks. It was really terrible after sitting. Two weeks after starting your plan I’m down to 0 out of 10. I can’t believe it! Thank you so much!
Active X Backs Customer
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Back pain and sciatica podcast
Get loads of information and help with your lower back pain and sciatica from the regular Active X Backs Podcast, hosted by “Edinburgh’s best Osteopath”, Gavin Routledge.Listen now
What causes low back pain?
Some of the main risk factors for low back pain are repetitive loads, heavy loads, sustained loads, stress, obesity and smoking. Not “the bone being out”. More on causes of low back pain>>
How to sleep well with low back pain / sciatica
Reduce pain before going to bed, experiment with pillows for support, ensure mattress offers appropriate support and consider sleeping alone. More on sleeping with lower back pain and sciatica>>
How to go up and down stairs with low back pain
Brace your abdominal muscles, get both feet on the same step before taking the next one, might be easier going down backwards, hold onto the rail More on how to go up and down stairs with low back pain / sciatica.
How to sit with low back pain / sciatica
Remember there’s no perfect posture, move often, sit tall, use lower back support to avoid fatigue and have hips higher than knees. More on how to sit with low back pain / sciatica>>
We adhere to lower back pain guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are members of The International Association for the Study of Pain.