Low Back Pain

Suffering from Lower Back Pain?

If you've never had lower back pain of some sort, you're unusual as it's one of the most common reasons to visit an osteopath. So why do we get it and what can we do to relieve it?

Low Back Pain Causes

Usually, lower back pain is due to an increase or change in physical activity, perhaps a one off strenuous action like lifting a sofa or overdoing it with exercise! It could be due to degenerative conditions (that may only show up as we get older). Poor posture, is another culprit and with more and more of us desk-bound in our jobs it is an increasing cause of pain for many people.

How can Seeing an Osteopath Help?

Firstly, seeing a registered osteopath, means you will get a full professional diagnosis of the problem. This is important, as self diagnosis or guessing at what the problem is might prolong your discomfort.

Once we have diagnosed the issues, we can help you in a number of ways depending on what the problem is. Everything from massage, joint articulation and manipulation, to carefully prescribed exercises to help alleviate the pain. We will even give you advice on how to stop the problem reoccurring. 

Do you want to know what is causing your pain and if we can help?  Why not take advantage of our new patient consultation introductory offer to get you started towards a tailor made recovery plan for only £19.

Are you in a lot of pain and want to get better as soon as possible?  If so the why not book in for a new patient consultation, with treatment on the day, for £60.

What our Clients Say



Find out more about what causes low back pain and how to prevent it by reading our Patient's Guide to Low Back Pain.

Have you been told you have 'wear and tear' of the back?  Find out what that means by reading our guide to Wear and Tear of the Low Back


Our Practitioners

Here at Align Body Clinic in Bath we have a wealth of experience with all manner of symptoms.

Jay Ruddock
M.Ost, BA(hons), Dip PT

Jay Ruddock registered osteopath Bath


Sheena Harper

Sheena Harper registered osteopath Bath

Registered osteopath
Advanced practitioner of Structural Integration

Jay is an award winning osteopath who uses a unique mix of techniques from osteopathy, structural integration and exercise, his talented touch can work wonders on your pain and discomfort.

His easy going manner ensures you can relax as he eases those joints in ways you never thought possible.

As well as treating people Jay is an occasional lecturer at schools across the UK and sits on the south west NHS Research Ethics Committee.



Registered osteopath
Medical Acupuncturist

Sheena not only has a Master’s degree in Osteopathy, she is a qualified practitioner of Western Medical Acupuncture, a highly effective method of pain management.

This mix of disciplines enables her to help people of all ages with a wide range of ailments and injuries.

Sheena takes a friendly but focused approach to getting her patients pain-free.


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Whether you've only just started having pain or are a long-term sufferer, we can help, lots of our patients have benefited from our combination of hands on treatment and prescriptive exercise. You'll be surprised at how much difference we can make. So, don't put up with it for any longer, contact us today to make an appointment. Tel: 01225 571084