Osteopathy: More than just working on the spine

A LOT of people think that an osteopath mainly works on the mobility of the spine or other joints in the body. But osteopathy is more than that.

Osteopathy is a manual therapy focused on detecting, treating, and preventing health problems by looking at your body as a whole.

An osteopath treats blockages and movement limitations, not only within the bones, joints, and muscles, but also within the organs and membranes in the body. Once an issue is found, the osteopath uses different manual techniques to restore normal mobility and function.

All parts of our body are not only connected to other parts of our body, but they are also reliant on them in order to function properly.

This explains why an osteopath sometimes focuses on a part of the body that, at first, can seem unrelated to the place where you are experiencing pain. In doing so, the osteopath can ensure the real source of the problem is treated.

For example, a woman seeks help from an osteopath for pain in her lower back.

During the consultation the woman mentions she is suffering from menstrual problems and severe headaches, and during the full examination the osteopath finds reduced mobility of the woman’s uterus, as well as a disfunction of the last two vertebras of her lower back.

The uterus has a direct connection with the vertebrae of the lower back and it can cause loss of mobility and pain.

The spine is like a tube with an inner layer, running from top to bottom and is also connected to the thin layers underneath the skull. Due to the reduced mobility of the uterus, there is a loss of mobility in the lower back and a change in mobility of the layers of the spine and skull.

In other words, the menstrual problems are the root cause of the pain in the lower back and the headaches.

During therapy the osteopath focuses on restoring the mobility of the uterus and applying techniques to the lower back. After treatment the patient no longer experiences any lower back pain, the headaches slowly reduce and menstrual problems improve.

Osteopathy is safe for everybody, including adults, athletes, pregnant woman, children, and babies.

At Costa Blanca Osteopaths they work on all areas of osteopathy, including musculoskeletal osteopathy, visceral osteopathy (mobility of organs), ad craniosacral osteopathy (mobility spine, skull and the membranes).

They can treat back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, postural problems, stomach acidity, stomach pain, headaches, migraines, and chronic sinusitis.

If you have any questions or want to book an appointment, please feel free to contact Anne den Ouden, Osteopath D.O. / M.R.O.E. / M.R.O, at Costa Blanca Osteopaths on 637 715 308 or [email protected]. Or visit www.costablancaosteopaths.com.

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