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Osteopathy helps with

Back Pain

Back pain is a symptom.Common causes of back pain involve disease or injury to the muscles, bones, and/or nerves of the spine. Nerve root syndromes are those that produce symptoms of nerve impingement (a nerve is directly irritated), often due to a herniation (or bulging) of the disc between the lower back bone

Headache

A headache can be a sign of stress or emotional distress, or it can result from a medical disorder, such as migraine or high blood pressure, anxiety, or depression. It can lead to other problems. People with chronic migraine headaches, for example, may find it hard to attend work or school regularly.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) Jaw Pain

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Causes of TMJ disorders include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding or clenching, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing.

Neck/ Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain is usually the result of strains and sprains from overexertion or bad posture. Sometimes this pain will go away on its own. Stretching and strengthening exercises can also treat the pain. Sometimes neck and shoulder pain is due to a fracture in the bones of your shoulder.

Digestive Discomfort

Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Treatment includes a combination of medication and lifestyle changes.

Joint Pain

Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint.Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection, and extremely rarely it can be a cause of cancer of the joint.

Stress Management

Stress management is a wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person's level of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of and for the motive of improving everyday functioning. In this context, the term 'stress' refers only to a stress with significant negative consequences, or distress in the terminology advocated by Hans Selye, rather than what he calls eustress, a stress whose consequences are helpful or otherwise.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks.Insomnia is chronic when it happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more.

Spinal Injury

“Ipad neck” forward head carriage Forward head carriage or as we like to call it “ipad neck” is the posture of the head jutting forwards in front of the shoulders from hours spent everyday looking down at mobile phones and ipads or sitting at a computer based work station. This in turn stretches the spinal cord, nerves, important ligaments and muscles which can then refer pain to the head. Neck pain/strain Disc bulge Wry neck Pins and needles or numbness in the arms or hands Headaches associated with neck Muscle tightness.