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Health conditions: how Osteopathy can help


We are all getting older – the evidence is in our wrinkles and grey hairs. Ageing also happens on the inside in the form of wear and tear in the joints. This is not always painful, and can often be present with no symptoms. Sometimes though, there may be flare ups when ageing joints develop inflammation and muscle spasm which can be painful.

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Back pain

Back pain is a very common problem and can affect anyone at any age. It can often be the result of a sprain or a strain of the structures of the back such as the muscles, ligaments, joints or damage to the discs. Osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the back can also be a reason.

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Fibromyalgia is a painful condition affecting the muscles, and giving rise to tenderness and fatigue. In this condition, pain is felt more severely than usual in the body because the nervous system has become sensitised.

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There are a number of causes of headache and most are not serious. Tension or strain in the muscles and joints of the neck and upper back is a common reason why people get headaches.

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Neck pain

Neck pain is common in people of all ages and is often caused by how we use our necks. Working all day bent over a computer, driving long distances, poor…

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Postural problems in pregnancy

A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture that can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts…

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Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve, which forms from nerves in your back and runs from your buttock to your foot, becomes irritated. You may experience pain in the back, buttock, down the back of the leg and calf.

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Shoulder problems

Frozen shoulder is when your shoulder gets so inflamed the capsule around it contracts and gets scarred, causing significant restriction of movement. This restriction is what is meant by “frozen”.
Frozen shoulder can be caused by previous injury or sometimes happens for no reason.

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