Traditional Osteopathy uses a combination of techniques to release the spinal joints. These include soft tissue massage, stretching, gapping, traction and manipulation.
All these techniques are safe and done by highly trained, experienced practitioners. All the above techniques are aimed at improving the function of the spine, increasing soft tissue quality and most importantly increasing range of movement and decreasing pain.
Cranial Osteopathy is also an option for treating spinal pain, however it is a very gentle approach. It is suitable for those in acute, severe pain or for patients who are uncomfortable with the more direct, stronger techniques.
Different parts of the spine can be treated to help with the following conditions;
Cervical Spine (neck)
- Headaches and Migraine
- Jaw aches or clicks
- Cricked neck, neck pain with trapped nerve
- Shoulder pain and tension, frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injury
Thoracic Spine (upper back)
- Rib pain – very painful on deep breath or twisting
- Breathing issues, shallow breathing, hyperventilation
- Heartburn and other digestive problems
- Middle back pain, pain between the shoulder blades, postural strain (computer hump)
Lumbar Spine (lower back)
- Lower back pain, slipped disc
- Stiffness of lower back
- Leg pain, sciatica
- Hip pain, bursitis and congenital hip problems
- Knee pain, twisted or swollen knee
- Sacral pain, coccyx pain from falls onto the backside
- Plantar fasciitis, ankle sprain