Pain Relief and Prevention

//Pain Relief and Prevention
Pain Relief and Prevention2019-03-28T10:18:23+00:00

Pain relief and prevention – sound good?

It’s completely understandable that you’d want pain relief first.  And you’ve come to the right place – with 27 years of refining our approach. We have written 2 books on lower back pain, an online course for lower back pain and sciatica and developed a lower back pain app.  So it’s fair to say we specialise in lower back pain and sciatica.  But as we’re working on pain relief we also have an eye on prevention at this early stage. 60% of lower back pains recur within a year, so it’s vitally important that you think about the steps back from the edge of “The Cliff of Pain” as soon as you’ve progressed up it.   First appointment £59 and follow-up appointments £55.

We will give you a chance to tell us all about your problem, ask you a few more questions to fill in any blanks, examine you, explain what’s wrong with you and what options there are to help you.  Treatment will be provided during the first appointment as well as any short term advice to help you recover as quickly as possible.   See what others have said.

Having fixed the problem, we offer a range of options to prevent future back pain or sciatica, and to improve your overall health at the same time.

Prices are tailored to individual needs.  We think nothing of regular check-ups and scale and polish for our 32 (if you’re lucky) teeth… you have 26 movable vertebrae, 22 discs and 140 supporting muscles in your spine (and a whole lot of nerves!).  Shouldn’t you be looking after them?  Sign up for our prevention plan – we’ll coach you via our app to continue with your good habits, and dramatically reduce the risk of recurrence.

If you’d like some “chill-time”, choose from our massage menu here. We have a range of pricing options, including membership massage, which gets you fabulous massage at reduced prices.

Active X Backs has a long working relationship with Errington Associates in Edinburgh who provide X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, CT and DEXA scanning.  Whatever investigation you need, Dr Errington´s Consultant Radiologists are very responsive, facilitating a fast and accurate turn-around of your result, complete with your images saved to a disc for your future reference.

We can provide the following at your place of work:

  • Ergonomic Advice

  • Back Classes

  • Health Seminars

  • Health Fairs

Musculoskeletal problems are the most common cause of absence from work. If you want your team to be as healthy as they can be and to get back to work from musculoskeletal problems quickly and safely – minimising the risk of long-term disability and reducing the cost of sickness absenteeism – contact Clinic Director, Gavin Routledge at or on 0131 221 1415.

If you are an HR professional looking to reduce the cost of employee absenteeism due to back pain or mental illness such as stress, providing an in-house health care system may be the answer you are looking for. We can provide talks on fitness and back care directly to your employees. See our videos on Ergonomics and Desk Exercises for a sample of what we can offer your organisation in the way of educational, engaging advice on how to sit at work, as well as the best exercises to do at the workstation. We recommend DSE Scotland for desk assessments.

If you are an employee interested in encouraging your organisation to set up in-house services, please feel free to share this page and pass on the free guides.

Funding Options

Some of our seminars are provided free, just ask Gavin for details. Health insurance can fund osteopathy services. Many companies opt to pay for or subsidise the cost of services as they recognise the benefits of their employees being in the best health possible. Active X is registered with all main health insurers.

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