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Geoff Taylor, Chester
In January 2004 I started suffering from acute lower back pain, accompanied with severe pain in my thighs. The pain was always intense when I was in repose – sitting or lying down...

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Osteopathy Neck Pain


Osteopathy Postural Problems


Osteopathy Disc Problems


Osteopathy Whiplash


Osteopathy Stiffness


Osteopathy Sports Injuries


Osteopathy Children


Osteopathy Children


At the Osteopathic Health Centre Chester we can help you recover from a host of conditions including; low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, arthritis and muscle spasms.

We are conveniently placed for visitors coming to us from all parts of; Cheshire, Wirral, Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales, Chester, Christleton, Tattenhall, Tarporley, Malpas, Kelsall, Helsby, Frodsham, Hawarden, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Queensferry, Hawarden, Flint, Wrexham.

Mechanical Joint Pain


Mechanical joint pain is a term that is used to describe pain arising from the mechanical musculoskeletal framework or soft tissues of a joint. 

The term implies that there is no disease process present.  Any joint in the body from the jaw (temperomandibular) joint to the big toe can be susceptible to mechanical pain.

Common causes can be misuse such as  overuse (repetitive strain) or inactivity, injury or mechanical strain as a result of poor posture or muscle balance.

Joints placed under mechanical strain can become inflamed and painful. For example, a person sprains their ankle (ie mechanical joint pain due to soft tissue injury) and then limps for a while subsequently developing an inflamed and sore hip on the opposite side (ie mechanical joint pain due to misuse or unusual use).


Osteopaths are trained to listen to the history, assess body posture, examine the painful joints and formulate a diagnosis.  We aim to discover the reasons why the joint is causing symptoms. Using a variety of different osteopathic techniques plus advice regarding exercises and rehabilitation, osteopathy helps to alleviate the mechanical stresses and strains imposed on joints.


If you are unsure whether osteopathy is suitable for your particular complaint please ring the Osteopathic Health Centre during office hours and one of the osteopaths will call you back.