Musculoskeletal disorders: how our osteopath in Chalfont can help
Osteopathy is a non-invasive alternative therapy that can alleviate the symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders either in combination or as a replacement for medical treatment. Osteopathy can be used to help ease the symptoms of many different illnesses. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today to book an appointment and visit our osteopath in Chalfont. You can find out how osteopathy may help improve your overall wellbeing and promote a better quality of life if you are suffering from a long-term injury or illness.
Osteopathy for arthritis
Osteopathy is a popular choice of therapy for patients suffering from arthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in major countries around the world and affects around 10 million patients in the UK alone. It is characterised by chronic pain, stiffness and inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is conventionally treated with painkillers and corticosteroids, which are used to inhibit inflammation by suppressing the immune system. Unfortunately, over time, this medication can have detrimental effects on your overall health and weaken your immune system, making you more prone to infection and less able to fight disease.
However, patients usually have to continue these medications for a long time; therefore, if alternative treatment can help ease the symptoms, then you may be able to reduce the strength of your medication whilst managing your symptoms better. NHS guidelines for arthritis recommend osteopathy for pain relief and better management of its symptoms.
Specialised osteopathic massage techniques such as gentle articulation, stretching and joint mobilisation can be carried out to help release muscle tension around the affected joints and improve your mobility and flexibility. Soft tissue massages can be performed in order to promote better circulation of blood and lymph around the affected areas; this will help reduce pain and inflammation.
Our osteopath will teach you simple exercise techniques that you can carry out at home by yourself or with the aid of a friend to help you manage your symptoms better and provide effective pain relief.
Osteopathy for back pain
Back pain is another common condition that affects almost 80% of the population at some point in their life. Back pain is normally acute and can be treated with painkillers and rest; however, many people also suffer from chronic back pain, which is pain that has lasted over 3 to 6 months and becomes a permanent part of your life.
Our osteopath in Chalfont will begin by finding out the cause of your back pain and its exact location, whether it is upper or lower back pain. It is important to detect the factors involved and put together a tailored treatment plan to help alleviate the symptoms as much as possible. Our osteopath will carry out specialised osteopathic massages, teach you simple exercises as well as advise you on lifestyle choices, such as weight loss, to promote better wellbeing and a more positive quality of life.
Speak with us at Rakhee Osteopathy to discuss your symptoms and find out how our osteopath in Chalfont can help you.