20 Dec Osteopath Windsor
Pain and discomfort is something no one should have to suffer in silence with. Any pain that is experienced in a person’s joints, bones or muscles could potentially be treatable under the hands of a skilled osteopath. If you are interested in exploring possible osteopathy treatment, Openhealth can advise you on the correct course for you. For a highly recommended, fully accredited osteopath in Windsor, contact Openhealth Clinic on 01344 625 475. To find out more about osteopathy, read on.
What An Osteopath Does
An osteopath is an accredited professional trained in the practice of osteopathy. This is the use of ‘physical manipulation’ on a patients’ joints and muscles to help identify, address or prevent a wide range of health issues. An osteopath will use different techniques to help improve a patient’s health, including movement, stretches and massage. They do not use any drugs or surgery in their treatment of patients.
Why Visit An Osteopath?
If you have a condition that impacts your bones, muscles or joints, it may be helpful to see an osteopath as they may be able to alleviate pain or discomfort. Similarly, if you are experiencing pain or problems moving, but have not yet received a diagnosis, an osteopath could help to detect the underlying problem.
How Long Is An Osteopath Appointment?
The length of your osteopathy appointment will vary depending on your individual needs. However, it is most likely to last between 30 and 45 minutes. When booking your appointment, you can ask approximately how long the appointment is likely to last.
What To Expect From Your Osteopath
When you first meet with an osteopath, you will have to answer questions about any symptoms, your overall health and any other recent treatments. You will then be given a comprehensive physical exam where you may be asked to remove some of your clothing and potentially perform various movements so that the osteopath can fully assess your condition. Following the exam, your osteopath will have a discussion with you about possible courses of treatment and whether or not you need to be referred elsewhere. Feel free to ask your osteopath any questions you might have.
Can An Osteopath Help With Sciatica?
Sciatica is a fairly common condition experienced by many in the UK. It involves the irritation of the sciatic nerve; the nerve that runs between the hips and feet. Symptoms of sciatica can include feelings of pain, tingling, numbness or weakness in the feet, toes, buttocks or backs of the legs. It can be caused by various conditions, including wear on spinal joints. If you are suffering from sciatica, osteopathy may be able to help alleviate some of your symptoms.
Can An Osteopath Help With A Trapped Nerve?
A trapped nerve can be caused by the compression of nerves exiting the spinal column, affecting the person’s back, neck, arms or legs They are often extremely uncomfortable and can inhibit a person’s enjoyment of their life. Sufferers may experience shooting or throbbing pain, feelings of weakness in their muscles as well as tingling or numbness. An osteopath can use several different techniques such as gentle massage and manipulation to help reduce pain and tension caused by a trapped nerve.
Can An Osteopath Help With A Slipped Disc?
Spinal discs are the spine’s shock absorbers, situated between each vertebra. They also allow for mobility and smooth functioning of the spine. In other words, they play a vital role in a person’s movement and wellbeing. A slipped disc is, in fact, a disc that has either collapsed, ruptured, bulged or herniated. This is most commonly caused by lifting heavy loads improperly or due to an accidental injury. Often, this occurs after the spine has been weakened due to years of bad posture, leaving the spine much more vulnerable. The slipped disc can cause compression on the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in moderate to severe pain. Recovery from a slipped disc can be long and arduous. With the help of an osteopath, recovery time can be significantly reduced and the symptoms alleviated substantially. Patients can work with an osteopath to help reduce the likelihood of a similar injury recurring.
Can An Osteopath Help With Arthritis?
Over 10 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis. It is most common in older people but can affect people of all ages. Arthritis affects a person’s joints, causing pain and inflammation. This can make moving increasingly difficult. Osteopathy can help to relieve sufferers’ pain and advise them on exercises to enhance their mobility and flexibility, improving their overall quality of life.
Can An Osteopath Help With Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain is extremely common and can be attributed to a wide range of factors and conditions, including injury, wear and tear and poor posture. An osteopath can help to identify the cause of shoulder pain, advise on posture and exercises to alleviate pain and other associated symptoms. If you have damaged your ligament, tendons or muscles, your osteopath will refer you to the best treatment for your shoulder pain.
Can An Osteopath Help With TMJ Pain?
TMJ or the tempro-mandibular joint is the joint that attaches the jaw to the rest of the skull. Pain in this joint can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat and drink. Other symptoms of TMJ problems include headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain, and sinus pain. Treatment from a trained osteopath can help reduce pain and tension in the joint, relaxing any muscle spasms.
Will An Osteopath Help My Back?
One of the most common complaints osteopaths deal with is acute or chronic back pain. Back pain can have many possible causes. At Openhealth Clinic near Windsor, we are experts in dealing with back pain, no matter the severity. If you are experiencing back pain, whether from poor posture, injury or another condition, our expert team of osteopathy professionals can assist you to find a route towards alleviating your symptoms. When it comes to back pain, you do not need to sit back and suffer. Book an appointment with a trained osteopath to not only get to the root of your pain but also to identify the best way forward in treating it, and ways to prevent any potential recurrence.
These are just a few of the hundreds of conditions and injuries that can be helped with treatment from a trained osteopath. To find out more about the other treatments we offer for a wide range of health issues, browse our site. All of our treatments are safe and many of our patients have found them to be incredibly effective in dealing with their health issues.
Openhealth Clinic is a state of the art therapy clinic, based near Windsor. We offer a range of expert treatments such as osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports massage, acupuncture and more. Our professionally trained and accredited practitioners are some of the best in their field, bringing many years of experience alongside the latest treatment innovations to our patients. It is an unwavering commitment to our patients and our dedicated skills and service that make us a clinic that patients return to again and again. To find out more, or to book an appointment with an osteopath in Windsor, contact us today on 01344 625 475 or at email@example.com.
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