Specialising in back pain and sciatica

Why are we specialising in back pain and sciatica?

Lower back pain specialist in Edinburgh Gavin Routledge spcecialising in back pain and sciatica

My Masters Degree in Pain Management enabled me to really specialise in back pain and sciatica.  And apart from my personal experience, low back pain  is a global issue. Because it is the leading cause of disability in the world.

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.

Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge founded Active X Backs in 1993.  Gavin had 7 years of personal experience of low back pain and sciatica in his 20s.  Until he started following his own advice.  He has since  written two books on lower back pain.  We know that we can help you with:

  • Mild strains / lumbago
  • Prolapsed/herniated/bulging/slipped discs
  • Compressed nerves
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament strains
  • Etc.
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Outstanding! Gavin and his team are extremely professional and friendly.  And most importantly, get great results. Highly recommended.  Susie Lowe, Professional Photographer

“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

Graeme Ritchie Testimonial for Active X Backs online consultations for back pain / sciatica
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 back pain and sciatica?”

  • You can start getting relief right here>> and right now

  • We 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 assessment

  • Money-back guarantee on our full programs

  • Providing online consultations since 2015

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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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