Back Pain Clinic

Back pain clinics in Grays, Essex, and Whetstone, North London

Professional and Accessible Treatment

Back Pain Clinic in Grays
and North London

Back pain is a very common problem, and the vast majority of people will suffer with back pain at some point during their life

Whilst back pain can be painful, treatment is available. We are a friendly clinic with clinics in both Grays, Essex, and Whetstone, North London, offering effective osteopathic treatment to get to the root cause of your pain.  We can also offer advice on things like the best chair, mattress and workstation setup, to help you move forward living a life free of back pain.

Young woman with laptop suffering from back pain
Most people will suffer from back pain at some point
Male golfer suffering from back pain
There are many causes of back pain

Understanding Back Pain

What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain can have many causes. For most of us, back pain is usually caused by poor postural habits from sitting at a desk, armchair, driving, and using laptops and smartphones. Over time, these postural issues can build up, leading to spinal misalignment and pain.

Back pain can also be caused by other problems in the body. This can happen directly, by conditions such as sciatica which result in pain, or indirectly, for example by a problem with your feet causing you to adapt your posture, eventually resulting in spinal issues and pain.

Lifestyle factors such as general health, stress and lack of sleep can also contribute to back pain. 

Osteopathy and Podiatry

Grays Clinic

Monday 9am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 7pm

Paul Naisbitt Osteopathy

North London Clinic

Tuesday 8am – 1pm
Saturday 8am – 1pm

A Safe Treatment for Pregnant Mothers

Back Pain and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and early motherhood can also cause back pain. During pregnancy the weight of the baby can cause changes in posture and centre of gravity that can easily lead to spinal issues. Pregnancy hormones can also lead to a slight softening of certain parts of the spine, increasing the likelihood of sciatica or similar problems. After childbirth, carrying and picking up the baby can also create further stress on the spine.

Osteopathy is a non-invasive physical therapy that does not use drugs and is safe and appropriate during pregnancy. Your osteopath will be able to help with pregnancy-related back pain, and ensure that you maintain good spinal alignment during your pregnancy.

Pregnant woman suffering from back pain
Back pain is very common during pregnancy
Group of people doing yoga in a yoga class
Activities such as yoga can help with back pain

Self-Treatment for Back Pain

How Is Back Pain Treated?

There are many ways to treat back pain without the need for drugs or invasive medical treatment. Many people find that heat pads, stretching, laying down or activities such as yoga and pilates make a difference in improving their pain.

While many of these can bring pain relief and are very suitable ways to self-treat occasional back pain, if you are suffering regularly with back pain then visiting a physical therapist can help improve spinal alignment and posture, and get to the root causes of your pain. As everyone’s spine and causes of back pain are different, an osteopath can also provide advice on the most appropriate self-treatments and stretches for your particular case.

Back Pain

Joint Pain

Babies and Children


Sports Injuries

Muscle Pain

Chronic Pain**

..and more

* Musculoskeletal pain brought on by pregnancy (e.g. back and joint issues)
** Musculoskeletal issues that are a factor in or caused by chronic pain conditions

Keeping You Fit and Healthy

What We Treat

Osteopaths treat a wide range of musculoskeletal and related conditions. Osteopathic treatment is particularly suited to back and neck aches, joint and muscle pains such as sprains and strains, minor sports injuries, and joint or back pain brought on by pregnancy, or by lifestyle factors such as driving or office work.

Osteopathy can also often help in the management of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. We treat joint and muscle issues which may have arisen as a result of the chronic condition, or which may be an underlying or aggravating factor.

Our Approach to Back Pain Treatment

Osteopathy for Back Pain

Osteopathy is a holistic, non-invasive physical therapy which can help with back pain by using a range of treatment methods in order to improve spinal alignment, increase mobility and remove muscular tension. These include manipulation of the joints of the spine and elsewhere in the body, soft tissue work such as deep tissue massage and myofascial release, and dry needling, also known as medical or western acupuncture.

Osteopaths complete an extensive 4-year degree to qualify and are registered with and regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. You do not need a referral from your GP to see an osteopath, and osteopaths are also First Contact Practitioners, trained in diagnosing issues as a first point of contact and knowing when you should be referred to a different service. Osteopathy is one of the 14 Allied Health Professions and many osteopaths also work in musculoskeletal departments of the NHS.

You can read more about osteopathy on our osteopathy page.

Osteopath treating young woman for back pain
Osteopathy is a common treatment for back pain
Young woman doing back stretches at home
Your osteopath can provide exercises tailored to your back problem

A Healthy Spine

Avoiding Back Pain in Future

Osteopaths are experts in spinal and postural alignment and can to ensure you remain free from back pain in the future. This might be with stretches and exercises that will target the particular causes of back pain and your unique spinal issues, and also advising on the best mattress, chair, shoes etc. to ensure your spine stays healthy and well-aligned. Some people also find a regular ‘check-up’ visit to an osteopath helps them to maintain good posture and remain pain free.

We’re here to help in any way we can. If you have any questions on osteopathic treatment or what might be best in your unique case, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to advise.

Here to Help You

Our Practitioners

We are a small and friendly clinic consisting of Paul, Taylor and Hema. We’ve worked together as a team for over five years, and pride ourselves on a welcoming and professional approach.

When not working we enjoy playing with our dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

Paul Naisbitt


Taylor Wahl


Hema Patel

Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Physical therapist treating man at back pain clinic
We can help with your back pain at our clinics

Our Back Pain Clinics

Back Pain Treatment in Grays and Whetstone

Whatever the cause of your back pain, we are here to help diagnose and treat your back problems and help you move forward living a pain-free life. We are a friendly, family clinic, with many years experience in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages and activity levels. You can find us easily at our Grays and Whetstone clinics, and if you have any questions at all about our treatments and how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to advise.

Making an appointment is easy with our online system, allowing you to choose which clinic you would like to come to, who you would like to see, and to make an appointment online for a convenient time.

Easy Online Booking

Book an Appointment

Booking is quick and easy with our online system, allowing you to select the appointment you want, and to book and pay online.

If there is anything you would like to discuss before making an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please also note we have a 24h cancellation policy.

  • Initial Osteopathy Appointment £45

    Initial appointment for new patients

  • Follow-up Osteopathy Appointment £45

    Follow-up appointment for continuing treatment

  • Initial Podiatry / Chiropody Appointment £45

    Initial appointment for new patients

  • Follow-up Podiatry Chiropody Appointment £35

    Follow-up appointment for continuing treatment

Paul Naisbitt Osteopath

Medical Review

The information on this page has been reviewed for accuracy by Paul Naisbitt, osteopath. Paul holds an MSc in osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.