Myths About Pain

The way you think about your pain plays a role in how it feels. This is not to say that it’s “all in your head”, but that pain is contextual. In the same way that a papercut doesn’t always hurt until you see it, other pain can be worse when the perceived cause is something …

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a form of sciatica. Sciatica is a specific problem, not just a generic term for leg pain. The sciatic nerve, which runs from just outside the spine down the back of the thigh and down to the foot, is irritated. Symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness, or shooting pain may present …

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How Does Osteopathy Work?

Osteopathy is a drug-free therapy involving hands-on treatment. Its work is built on principles that acknowledge the body’s capacity for healing, the relationship between structure and function, and others. These principles guide the way we examine and treat. Your osteopath will look at you as a whole to understand the root causes of your symptoms. …

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Rheumatic Pain

Rheumatic conditions cannot be cured by osteopathy, but they may respond well with regards to pain. Osteopathy and Rheumatic Conditions Osteopaths learn about these conditions during training, as we need to be able to identify when something is out of our remit. Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is different to osteoarthritis (more on that below). …

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