What is Persistent Pain? Chronic pain has a more descriptive, less pessimistic name. Persistent pain is the term used for pain that has been present for 3-6 months, or longer than the expected healing time. It’s a complicated process that researchers understand better now than ever before. This is because mainstream medicine is beginning to […]Read More Can an Osteopath Help with Persistent Pain? (Saracutu et al, 2018)
What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, that people sometimes just call “arthritis”. For simplicity’s sake we will only cover osteoarthritis (or OA for short) in this post. Often people just accept it as a by-product of getting older, but this isn’t really the case. Previously the tagline that’s gone with […]Read More Does Osteopathy Help with Arthritis?
Every now and then a news story breaks that questions the safety of manual therapy, particularly the safety of neck manipulations. As with any form of treatment, manipulation comes with a risk, but it is examined and discussed with the patient in the treatment room. Consent can only be given if the patient is informed. […]Read More Is Manipulation Safe?
Roughly 50% of pregnant women suffer from lower back pain or posterior pelvic pain; this increases towards the end of the pregnancy and through the first year after giving birth. The most widely accepted explanation for this is that these areas provide the most compensation for the increase in weight in the abdomen. This research […]Read More Lower back and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy (Franke et al, 2017)
A cervicogenic headache is one that is caused by structures in the neck, such as muscles, joints, nerves, and blood vessels. It is estimated that up to 2.5% of the general population in the USA are experiencing a cervicogenic headache at any one time. Women are four times as likely to experience this than men. […]Read More Cervicogenic Headaches (Biondi, 2005)