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It is possible to feel pain even if your x-rays do not show any issues. X-rays only show the structure of the bones in your back and may not reveal issues with the muscles, nerves, or other soft tissues. Osteopathy can help identify and treat any underlying functional issues that may be causing or contributing to your pain.
What Makes Osteopathy Different from Other Treatments?
Osteopathy is a holistic, person-centered approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to overall health and wellbeing. Osteopathic practitioners use a range of techniques, including manual therapy, exercise, and lifestyle advice to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues. Unlike some other treatments, osteopathy focuses on identifying and treating the underlying cause of the pain rather than just treating the symptoms.
Can Osteopathy Help with Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the strength and density of bones, making them more prone to fracture. While osteopathy cannot cure osteoporosis, osteopaths can be part of your treating team to help manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of fracture. Osteopaths are able to provide advice to improve bone density and reduce the risk of fractures in people with osteoporosis.
How Can Osteopathy Help Manage Back Pain?
Osteopathy can help manage back pain by identifying and treating the underlying cause of the pain. Osteopathic practitioners use a range of techniques, including manual therapy, exercise, and lifestyle changes, to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems. These techniques can help reduce inflammation, improve mobility, enhance flexibility and assist to strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected area.
Back pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition, but with the right treatment, it can be managed effectively. If you are experiencing back pain or any of the more serious ‘red flags’ associated with back pain, such as unrelenting pain, night pain or pain that wakes you, pain with numbness and weakness or uncontrolled bowel and bladder issues, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. An osteopathic practitioner can help identify and treat the underlying cause of your pain, allowing you to get back to your daily activities and live your best life.
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