Tension

The body expresses stress and tension through tight muscles and defensive postures. Like other muscular or postural issues, your osteopath can help. Stressed Shoulders The raised shoulders of someone under tension have more effects than just local discomfort. Beneath the larger tight muscles are smaller ones involved in breathing. These are less efficient at assisting …

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches caused by something going on in the neck are called Cervicogenic Headaches (CGH). Your osteopath can identify the cause and treat it to resolve your pain. CGHs are often confused with tension type headaches (TTH), but the causes for the latter are unknown. CGHs can be explained by a problem in the neck, such …

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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined in the broadest sense as “pain that persists or recurs for over 3 months”. More specific definitions break it down into primary and secondary categories. Primary Chronic Pain Classification as “Primary” and “Secondary” refers to the cause of the pain. Primary Chronic Pain is defined as “disability or emotional distress and …

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Lower Back Pain

Back pain can be debilitating, and understanding the cause of our pain is a well documented way to reduce it. Osteopaths are qualified to treat what is known as “non specific lower back pain”. This covers most causes of discomfort that are not due to disease or serious injury such as fracture. But of course, …

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