Osteopathy can be used to treat:
Back pain/ache: This is the most common problem that osteopaths see and can be due to sprained joints, tight muscles or inflamed discs. Osteopathy can help with sudden onset or long-term back pain.
Sciatica: Sciatica is often described as an intense ache down the back of the leg. it can be caused by inflamed joints or discs in the lower back, or by tight muscles in the buttock region. It may also be associated with tingling and numbness.
Neck pain: The second most common problem that osteopaths see. Neck pain can be caused by poor posture, eg; sitting at a desk all day, or be a result of having reduced movement through the upper spine. Neck pain may also result in tension headaches. Osteopathy may be used to help prevent and treat migraines.
Joint pains: Shoulder Pain: Osteopaths often see shoulder problems (including 'Frozen Shoulder'), shoulder and elbow problems, and Tennis or Golfer's elbow, which may be the result of an injury or repetitive strain, but also may be connected with spinal stiffness.
Hip/knee pain/osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: Pain in the hip or knee can be caused by various structures in or around these joints, or may be due to a referred problem in the low back. Osteoarthritis in these joints is also very common. No one can claim to "treat" osteo-arthritis (the normal 'wear and tear' associated with aging) but as a manual therapy, along with other core treatments for osteoarthritis (pain killers, anti-inflammatories, an appropriate exercise regime) osteopathy can help to greatly reduce the stiffness and pain associated with the condition.
Pain and stiffness during pregnancy: Osteopathy is safe and gentle to use during pregnancy, and can be used help to keep the body mobile and the back moving well as a woman's posture changes and her pregnancy progresses. It is also safe and effective for the treatment of Pubic Symphysis Disorder (PSD), also known as Symphysis Pubis Disorder (SPD) or simply Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Osteopathy may be used effectively in many common problems that affect babies and children.
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