Osteopathy treatment is effective for many kinds of pain – even chronic pain. It’s a very personalized treatment that emphasizes the physical manipulation of your body’s muscle tissue and bones, as well as supporting the normal function of nerves, veins, arteries, and the lymphatic system. Osteopathy has been practiced for over 140 years.
Because Osteopathy is drug-free and non-invasive, and focused on balancing all systems of the body, it is an effective therapy in our holistic health practice.
What Does Osteopathy Treat?
Osteopathy relieves many muscle and skeletal conditions, and seems particularly effective for chronic lower back pain. However, Osteopathy treats a wide range of health issues:
Treating Spinal Pain
If you suffer with low back pain, neck pain, sciatica or other types of pain related to the spine, consider visiting our Osteopath, Taras Makarenko. He is experienced in treating these types of pain, and may be able to provide relief in only one or two sessions.
Painful joints can make every movement a misery, and when you need to use those joints in your daily activities or at work, the pain multiplies. If you are suffering or finding your activities limited because of painful joints, or a strained or malfunctioning joint such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, Osteopathy can improve joint mobility and offer relief from pain.
Whether you’re dealing with workplace injuries or those from playing sports, you may find significant relief from osteopathic treatment.
Muscle or Tendon Pain
Sometimes we overstrain our muscles or tendons, and they have trouble recovering. If you are dealing with persistent muscle stiffness, or any type of repetitive strain injury, it’s time to discover the power of Ostepathy.
Other Areas Where Osteopathic Medicine May Help
Osteopathy has also been used to effectively treat ailments as diverse as migraines, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), teeth grinding, constipation, arthritis, acid reflux, autism, epilepsy, TMJ and irritable bowel syndrome. You can read more here about areas of Osteopathy treatment, as well as see some testimonials from our Osteopathy patients.
Outcomes of Osteopathy Treatment
Of course, patients coming for osteopathy treatment expect to improve joint mobility and reduce pain and stiffness, but one of the surprising outcomes for some is improvement in sleep. When your body is uncomfortable, your sleep is affected, so one of the outcomes common in these treatments is better sleep. Improving your sleep can help your healing even further along, as your body can recover better during sleep.
Osteopathy also reduces stress on joints and tension in the body that can lead to additional problems when left untreated. The basic principles of Osteopathy are that all body parts are interconnected and the functioning of one part of your body is dependant on the normal functioning of the other parts.
When your body has a poorly-functioning or painful area, you tend to compensate for it by putting more stress on other areas. Osteopathy provides relief and gets the body back in balance so that the initial problem doesn’t begin a cascade of others. Osteopathy treatment also increases circulation, which helps your body heal.