Osteopathy can help increase quality of movement, relieve pressure and aid recovery

 

 

Both the back and shoulder are complex areas to treat for any practitioner.

The spinal column consists of five main structures, and the shoulder of muscles stretching from the low back (latisimus dorsi), the back of the skull and spine (trapezius) and into the forearm (biceps).

Back pain problems

By concentrating on one or more areas of the back we can identify where to concentrate treatment to aid in the relief of acute and chronic back pain. 

  •  Vertebrae and their joints
  •  Discs
  •  Ligaments
  •  Muscles
  •  Spinal cord and peripheral nerves


Pain can be caused by injury, some by conditions such as arthritis.

Shoulder injuries including frozen shoulder

The shoulder can suffer from a number of ligament and muscle strains, disclocation, joint inflammation, and fractures.

Tendon tears or irritation are a common cause of inflamation and muscle spasm, sometimes causing what is known as 'frozen shoulder' (adhesive capsulitis) which is an extreme loss of movement.

By encouraging the range of movement, osteopathic treatment aims to improve muscle tones and circulation to reduce pain and inflamation.

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