With so many myths around back pain, let us help with what’s true or false

Its time to question what you’ve heard about back pain and where the knowledge came from!


With over 45 years of practice, the team at Oak Tree Osteopathy often hear lots of misguided ideas about back pain. These ideas have been gathered from poorly-informed media such as Dr Oz’s clip on back pain caused by sitting.  It may also have come from outdated opinions of past medical practitioners. While changing these ideas can be quite the challenge, we believe that the best results are achieved by empowering our patients with the most current knowledge!

Every year, new studies are changing our old ideas about back pain…

Back pain from sitting isn’t caused by inflammation oozing from our ‘jam doughnut’ spinal discs as Dr Oz suggests.

When bed-rest was once recommended for back pain or injury, we now know that gentle movement and exercise is better.

When your GP once told you that your disc bulge was forever, we now know that discs can heal with the right care.

With this new knowledge, its important for people to challenge what they know about their back pain and seek to empower themselves with what’s current! The team at Oak Tree Osteopathy are passionately committed to providing up-to-date knowledge to every patient and tackling the injuries that you thought were unchangeable.

Let us bust some of those old misconceptions and open the door to new possibilities for your back health!  The team oat Oak Tree are trained to answer all your questions about your back.  We can diagnose your problem and direct you to the right care.  Our 5 years of university training means you will get accurate information. You can be sure to leave our clinic with a clear plan of what treatment will involve and how long we think it will take for your back to feel stronger and with less pain.