osteopathic treatments

Back Pain Emergency

What does Osteopathy treat?  Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems. Osteopathy is an established recognized system of healthcare which relies on manual contact for diagnosis and uses manipulation to treat conditions caused by problems with the nerves, joints and muscles, such as back and neck problems and sports or work injuries. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.
Osteopathic treatment is viewed as a facilitative influence to encourage this self-regulatory process. Pain and disability experienced by patients are viewed as resulting from a reciprocal relationship between the musculoskeletal and visceral components of a disease or strain. For what kind of problems can osteopathic treatment help? While often identified with the treatment of back pain.

A partial list of complaints in which osteopathic treatment would commonly be applied would include:
Neck injury (whiplash / neck sprain) ,Neck pain and stiffness / swelling. Tenderness along the back of the neck. A reduction in, or loss of movement in, the neck. Headaches/ associated with migraine.

Other symptoms include:
Back pain lower back pain, pain, numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands, shoulder pain, muscle or ligament strains, ankle, elbow, knee. Muscle spasms, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, vertigo (the sensation that you are moving or spinning), and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

How does an Osteopath work?  Osteopathic diagnosis requires observation and palpation (touch) of the body. This may involve the immediate area of the complaint or distant parts of the body.

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