Lower Back Pain Treatment in Maidstone, Kent

Lower back problems are common in people of all ages. On this page, you can find information about common lower back problems we see in patients, and about treatment at our clinic in Bearstead, Maidstone, Kent. We offer a range of treatments including osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports massage, and also treat many related conditions such as upper back pain and hip pain.

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Lower back problems can be a real pain—both literally and figuratively. Whether you’re dealing with nagging discomfort, sharp pain, or limited mobility, seeking professional help is essential for effective recovery. At Scott Osteopathic & Health Clinic we see a wide variety of patients of different ages and occupations who suffer with lower back pain.

Here are the five of most common lower back issues that may prompt a visit to our physiotherapists or osteopaths:

Muscle Strains

What is it?
Muscle strains, commonly known as “pulled muscles,” occur when muscles or tendons in the lower back are overstretched or torn due to sudden movements, lifting heavy objects, or improper posture.

Why seek help?
Our physiotherapists and osteopaths can provide personalized guidance to manage pain, restore mobility, and prevent further strain-related injuries.

Treatment and Rehabilitation
Treatment may include ice and heat therapy, gentle stretches, massage, and targeted exercises to strengthen the affected muscles. Rehabilitation focuses on improving flexibility, posture, and body mechanics.

Young woman with low back pain
Young woman with slipped disc

Herniated Disc

What is it?
A herniated disc occurs when the soft cushion-like material within the spinal discs protrudes through a crack in the tough exterior, often leading to nerve compression and pain.

Why seek help?
Our physiotherapists and osteopaths can design programs to alleviate pressure on the affected nerves, reduce inflammation, and help prevent future disc issues.

Treatment and Rehabilitation
Treatment options may involve manual therapy, spinal manipulation, core strengthening exercises, and postural education. Rehabilitation aims to improve spinal stability, flexibility, and overall function.


What is it?
Sciatica is a condition characterised by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the legs. It’s often caused by herniated discs or bone spurs.

Why seek help?
Our expert therapists can address the root cause of sciatica and develop a comprehensive plan to manage pain, improve mobility, and prevent recurrences.

Treatment and Rehabilitation
Treatment may include manual therapy, stretches to relieve nerve compression, and exercises that strengthen the lower back and core muscles. Rehabilitation focuses on preventing future flare-ups and maintaining spinal health.

Woman with sciatica
Young man with back pain

Spinal Stenosis

What is it?
Spinal stenosis involves the narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. It often causes pain, tingling, and weakness in the lower back and legs.

Why seek help?
Here at our Bearsted clinic in Maidstone, we can design exercises and therapies to alleviate symptoms, enhance spinal flexibility, and improve overall quality of life.

Treatment and Rehabilitation
Treatment options may involve gentle stretching, low-impact aerobic exercises, and posture correction. Rehabilitation aims to enhance endurance, manage pain, and maintain spinal function.


What is it?
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips out of place, often due to degenerative changes or stress fractures in the spine. It can result in lower back pain and nerve compression.

Why seek help?
The physiotherapists and osteopaths here at the practice can create tailored exercise programs to stabilise the spine, alleviate discomfort, and prevent further slippage.

Treatment and Rehabilitation
Treatment may include manual therapy, stabilisation exercises, and posture education. Rehabilitation aims to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine, improve alignment, and enhance spinal function.

Older man with back pain

Seeing a Physiotherapist or Osteopath

When it comes to lower back problems, seeking help from our qualified physiotherapist or osteopath is a crucial step toward effective recovery. Our experts can provide targeted treatments, personalised rehabilitation plans, and preventive strategies to ensure a swift return to pain-free living. Don’t let lower back pain hold you back—reach out to a specialised clinic today to start your journey toward a healthier, happier back.

Ready to Take the First Step Towards a Healthier Back?

If you’re tired of living with lower back pain, it’s time to take action. Our experienced team of physiotherapists and osteopaths is here to guide you on your path to recovery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or book an appointment easily online, and take the first step toward a pain-free life.

How to Find Us

Scott Osteopathic & Health Clinic
1 Yeoman Lane
Kent ME14 4BU

Phone: 01622 631401

Scott Daniels, osteopath

Medical Review

The information on this page has been written and / or reviewed for accuracy by Scott Daniels BSc, osteopath and clinical director.