Back pain in sports people is dealt with pretty much in the same way as back pain in a non-sporting person. If you are generally fit you should cope with injury better and recover faster, unless your sport or training is contributing to your back problems.

To speed up your recovery it is essential for you to consult a good Osteopath, preferably one with an interest in sports. This will help to establish the exact diagnosis and whether there is something you are doing to contribute to the problem – through your sport or otherwise. Your training can be modified to work around this problem.

It is important you always follow the advice for any therapist you consult and if they tell you to rest do so! If you do not allow an injury to recover fully now it may never resolve completely and could hamper your performance forever.

You can also seek out a second opinion if you are not happy with the diagnosis but don’t go against it by doing more than you are prescribed.

If you would like to talk to us here at active-x about your back pain or any other injury you are in good hands. Our sporting clients include

Gavin Hastings OBE ExCaptain of Scottish rugby team

Jenny Davis, Edinburgh Racing Club Track cyclist

And commonwealth games cycle silver medallists Charline Joiner seen in the image below with Jenny Davis


Call our offices on 0131 221 1415 to arrange to speak to one of our experienced staff about the best way to help you with back pain and/or injury.