Online consultations for back pain and sciatica.


Same-day video consultations available, with a money-back guarantee on full programs.


Lower back pain specialist in Edinburgh Gavin Routledge spcecialising in back pain and sciaticaSpecialists rather than generalists

Active X Backs was founded by Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge.  He has 30 years professional experience of lower back pain and sciatica.  And he has 7 years of personal experience of back pain and sciatica. Until he started following his own advice.  And he’s written two books on lower back pain.

Since 2015 the business has focused on lower back pain and sciatica.

I recognised that we couldn’t be really great at everything.  Because that’s being a jack of all-trades, and master of none.  Our team loves excelling.  So we chose to specialise in lower back pain and sciatica.  And I‘m so confident that I offer you a money-back guarantee.””

We know that we can help you with:

  • Mild strains
  • Prolapsed/herniated/bulging/slipped discs
  • Compressed nerves
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament strains
  • Etc.

Book your same-day online consultation for back pain or sciatica NOW!

If you are looking for a no-obligation initial online consultation for back pain or sciatica.  And you want the reassurance of consulting clinicians specialising in lower back pain and sciatica, book online NOW.

“I’ve had occasional lower back pain from time to time over the last few years. And am currently suffering from uncomfortable sciatica/lower back pain. There was no sign of improvement after a few weeks, so I turned to Active X Backs.  A face to face visit was not possible so I have embarked on an Active X Backs online program. Communication has been excellent so far.  And the first online video consultation was professionally carried out, with a plausible diagnosis being made.  Then some pointers to get me started and the next follow up session arranged. Gavin comes across as very knowledgeable and an expert in this field. I look forward to progressing through the program.”

Graeme Ritchie

Gavin Hastings testimonial Active X Backs

“Active X Backs sorted out my low back pain when I was playing and I still see them on the rare occasion I have an issue. I would highly recommend them to help with your back problem.”

Gavin Hastings OBE 

The Active X Backs Core Values

Focus on measurable outcomes.

You want results; and we want to deliver.  You define the SMART goals you’re aiming for, and we do everything we can to support you in achieving those results.  If we don’t measure it, it won’t get done. 

Choose to grow.

In nature, nothing stays the same – everything is growing or withering.  We choose growth and innovation, because we don’t want to wither and fail. We want the same for our clients.  Our practices evolve as our education expands.

Show the love.

We are in the healthcare industry.  We care passionately about you and our colleagues, and live to serve both.

Think big.

We want to make a big difference, so we have to think big, and encourage others to do the same.  Small goals won’t motivate you for long. We need to talk about the difficult stuff, and avoid sugar-coating.  Playing around the fringes of problems won’t make a big impact, nor get the lasting results you – and we – are looking for.

“Why choose Active X Backs for online consultations for back pain and sciatica?”

  • Providing online consultations since 2015.

  • Specialise in lower back pain and sciatica.

  • A process that few can match, grounded in science and online support.

  • Outcomes-focused (see core values above).

  • No-obligation initial consultations.

  • Money-back guarantee on our full programs.

Take a virtual tour of the clinic…

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.

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