Almost all commonplace aches and pains are easily treatable with Osteopathy. At SB Osteopathy we offer relief for a wide varierty of health problems.
As primary care providers you do not need a letter or referral from your Doctor to seek treatment with us. But where required we will work in close partnership with your GP and any other health professional. We esure you always get the best possible therapy and action plan to set you on your way to a speedy recovery.
We Offer Treatment For The Following Health Problems:
Treatments for Muscle Spasm
Muscle spasms are a spontaneous contracture within the muscles tissues; it can occur due to direct damage to the muscle or as a protective mechanism if part of your body gets injured. It can be very painful but responds well to stretch, massage and osteopathic treatment.
Sciatica is a common type of back pain and occurs when pressure is applied to the sciatic nerve causing irritation. The cause is not always immediately clear, however it is thought that a 'slipped' disc is the major cause and muscle tightness can also contribute.
People who suffer from Sciatica often report leg pain which is often much worse than the discomfort experienced in the back. In fact many people deny any back pain at all.
The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and travels down to the foot, so symptoms can be felt anywhere along its course.
You may experience pain, tingling, numbness or weakness of the leg. Symptoms can range from mild to severe pain and can last from just a few days to several weeks and longer.
With our hands-on holistic approach we help our patients speed up the healing process of the body and relieve their pain and discomfort. If you’re at a point where you don’t know what else to do or try to get relief, let us help you get back on your feet and enjoy life again.
Treatment For Neck Pain and Whiplash
Most neck pain is caused by tension and stress, a sedentary lifestyle, bad posture or prolonged computer use. Osteopathy can help by relieving neck stiffness, muscle spasm and joint inflammation. An osteopath will also suggest appropriate exercises and stretches, lifestyle advise and ergonomic tips to help relieve the tension in the soft tissues of the neck.
Other common conditions that osteopaths treat include cervical spondylosis (Wear and tear), trapped nerved and disc problems. These may refer pain down into the arm/hand and can cause pins and needles, tingling or numbness.
Relief From Headaches
Most headaches aren't serious and can be easily treated, but if you suffer from a persistent headache that doesn't stop it may be an indication of something more serious. There are many different causes but often stress/tension, dehydration, poor posture and life style are contributing factors. We will use the information gathered whilst taking your case history and the information obtained from the examination to explain the likely cause of the headache.
Arthritis is a very common condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation within a joint. It commonly affects people usually starting at 45 years and over, although younger people can also be affected.
It is often thought that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of getting older but this is not quite true, you may in fact be able to reduce your chances of developing the condition by doing regular gentle exercise, improving your posture and maintaining a healthy weight.
Osteopathy can help by restoring movement, decreasing stiffness and pain and improving posture. Arthritis is a progressive disease that does not get better with time. This makes it very important to start regular treatments from the early stages.
There are many reasons why you may experience shoulder pain. Poor body posture can cause more damage than people realize and often results in sharp pain in the shoulders and stiffness.
The most common problems include:
Osteoarthritis - wear and tear in the shoulder joint.
Injury or strain - A sports injury that didn't seem serious at the time may cause discomfort at a later date.
- Poor posture
- Frozen shoulder - inflamed joint, very stiff and painful
- Rotator cuff damage
- Subacromial impingement
- Pain referred from other parts of the body.
Treatment is usually very beneficial. If you are suffering from any of these conditions we will be able to suggest ways you can improve your posture and lifestyle and give appropriate exercise to help prevent the problem returning.
Foot and Ankle Pain
Foot and ankle problems can be very limiting and can have a compensatory effect further up the body leading to discomfort and pain.
There are many cause for pain, these include;
- Sprained ankle
- Muscle tear
- Bony spur
- Plantar fasciitis
An osteopath will not only treat the foot and ankle but will also examine and treat other parts of the body to establish why the pain originally occurred and to help prevent the problem from reoccurring in the future.
Regulation of Osteopathy
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year and then they are provided with an annual licence to practise.
As part of this process, the GOsC checks that osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character.