What We Treat
Osteopathy can be used to help treat:
- Muscle spasms or cramps
- Neck & back aches or pains
- Arthritic & Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries
- Lumbago & sciatica
- Whip Lash
- Circulatory problems
- Chronic Fatigue using the Perrin Technique
- Digestion problems
Back & Neck Pain
Back pain, especially low back pain accounts for a high percentage of our patients pains. Neck pain isn't far behind. Both can be quite debilitating and effect our work as well as our rest. Over tight or Spasmed muscles, or even disc bulges (slipped disc) can trap nerves and cause radiating pain, pins & needles, numbness or even weakness in muscle strength. Osteopaths use a range of techniques to help relieve these symptoms.
Arthritic & Rheumatic Pain
Unbalanced muscles can lead to uneven wear of joints which can lead to degeneration of the joints. This is known as osteo-arthritis, it is very common and can be very painful and cause swelling especially when the arthritis is forming. Osteopaths aim to balance out the muscles and lessen the uneven wear and tear on the joints relieving pain. They also help the fluid dynamics and lessen swelling.
Sports Injuries & Performance
Sports injuries are often very acute and come on suddenly due to injury. Early treatment can hugely benifit and improve the rate and quality of repair. Sports injuries can also come in the form of repetative strain similar to work related pain. Osteopaths can treat sprains, strains, tears, and help rehabilitate after imobilisation following fracture. Osteopathic treatment may also increase performance by enabling the body to function correctly, and aid shock absorbtion by ensuring that the ligamentous propulsion is effective.
Whiplash is the term often given to describe a ligamentous injury, commonly to the neck and or back. Often caused during a sudden movement e.g a road traffic accident, or fall from a horse. The neck can be especially painful and even weak. Osteopathy can help alleviate the pain and help balance up the ligamentous tension Allowing the neck to regain some normality in movement and function.
Digestion and Circulatory Problems
Digestion and Circutatory problems may be helped with Osteopathic treatment ,depending on the cause of the problem. Especially with problems such as indigestion, articulation of the thorasic cavity can help reduce symptoms. For more information or if you would like an appointment please call Claire on 07949 254 832 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org