Pain can alter a variety of aspects of your daily life - your quality and quantity of sleep, your posture, your exercise regime, your social life, even your general happiness levels. You know what it's like - you're just not quite yourself when your busy battling pain every day.
For this and a bunch of other reasons, it's super important to get adequate help to minimise your pain swiftly and smoothly.
So, if your neck is constantly stiff, or your muscles constantly sore, or you're suffering ongoing pain
that you just can't seem to get rid of, it might be time to visit an osteopath.
But wait, what does an osteopath do?
Osteopaths work with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Using a hands-on approach which includes the use of massage and stretching osteopaths can provide effective, non-invasive, drug-free relief.
Osteopaths specialise in looking at the whole picture of your health in order to treat your condition.
They are kind of like the detectives of the pain world - searching for the mysterious cause of your
pain. When looking for this cause, your osteopath will assess your body holistically to make sure
everything is working as it should.
Because of this holistic approach, osteopaths can work with you to overcome a range of conditions, including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Postural issues
- Weight-bearing issues
- Balance and walking issues
- Muscular spasms and strains
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Headaches and migraines
So how do you know if it is time to visit an osteopath?
Well, given the broad scope of osteopathy, there are many scenarios in which someone would seek out advice and treatment from an osteopath.
- You're suffering from chronic pain
Chronic pain conditions, such as sciatica or arthritis, can significantly benefit from the non-invasive treatment prescribed by an osteopath. Plus, osteopathy is an excellent addition to your existing pain management toolkit.
If you suffer from muscular or joint-related pain, an osteopath might be an ideal solution to your problem.
- You're suffering from acute pain
If you're suffering from acute pain (such as neck pain or back pain), a visit to an osteopath may offer some relief.
- You've injured yourself
Whether it's a sports or workplace injury, an osteopath will be able to devise an effective treatment plan for you. Working with an osteopath can help to speed up recovery time, so you can swiftly get back to full to living a pain-free lifestyle.
- You're sick of the side effects of pain medication
Osteopathy is a non-invasive and drug-free alternative to a lot of pain management solutions out there. If you're not reacting well to your anti-inflammatories, opioids or other hardcore pain
medications, osteopathy may offer some drug-free relief. However, the Australian Medical Association considers osteopathy to be complementary therapy - so be sure to check with your doctor first.
- You're stiff in the mornings or have niggling pain that you just can't shake
If you've not been feeling your strongest, most pain-free self, osteopathy might be able to give you some relief.