Osteopathy

Effectively treating back and neck pain is one of the areas for which Osteopaths are best known… 

In fact, it’s THE most common reason why people of all ages come to see us here at North Beds Osteopaths.

Many of us suffer back and neck pain from time to time but when it’s more frequent than that – and starts to affect your work or home life – how often do you just wait for it to go away, or simply believe that nothing can be done?

Unfortunately, chronic or ongoing back and neck pain tends not to be easily shrugged off! Neither does it usually go away on its own. More than two thirds of the UK population has suffered from discomfort in either their neck or back at some time or another, and back pain is the single biggest cause of time off work. So having it treated makes perfect sense.

Effectively treating back and neck pain is one of the areas for which Osteopaths are best known. The good news is that there’s usually a lot we can do to help you – and improve your quality of life – whether it’s a recent problem, or one that’s been troubling you for a while.

We don’t just focus on alleviating the symptoms either; we’ll look at the bigger picture and concentrate just as much on treating the main cause of the problem. That way, there’s less likelihood of it coming back.

Even if you’re relatively symptom-free, our spinal health checks are a great way to see how flexible and healthy you’re keeping your spine. Often, it’s a great way to prevent potential problems in the future.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic treatment is a safe, natural and effective form of hands-on treatment that relieves pain and stiffness to help restore you to normal activity. Whilst osteopathy is based on the principle that the body is capable of self-healing, it does need a helping hand from time to time. Osteopaths treat the person, not the condition. We work with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance.

What conditions can osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths see and help patients with a wide range of problems including:

  • General aches and pains
  • Joint pains
  • Arthritic pain
  • Acute or chronic back pain/back ache
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasm
  • Neck pain
  • Headache (arising from the neck) and migraine prevention
  • Frozen shoulder/other shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain/tennis elbow (arising from the back and neck)
  • Digestion problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Hip and knee pain

The Advertising Standards Agency will only allow osteopaths to mention conditions that have proven efficacy via large-scale clinical trials. So even though many osteopathic patients report improvements in other conditions, they are unable to be listed here because large-scale data is not available for them.

For more detail, please see our sections on:

What training do osteopaths have?

All of our osteopaths have undertaken 4 or 5 year training courses in order to be fully qualified to practise. We are all experienced in practice and regularly update our skills and knowledge as part of our registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

What are your professional standards?

All of our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. We are members of the Institute of Osteopathy and adhere to their Patient Charter.

What does a visit involve?

To find out more about what your visit will involve, please click here.

Would you like further information?

Please contact us on 01234 823621 if you would like to find out whether osteopathy could help you or your child.

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