Use of osteopathic treatments

 

Osteopathy considers the patient as a whole. Its focus is detection of root causes which disturb proper body function and manifest themselves as pain. It is not solely directed at treatment of a single symptom.

The use of osteopathy is broad and can treat conditions affecting:

• the locomotor system: including back, neck, and shoulder pain, blocked joints, sprains, whiplash, pelvic asymmetry, and scoliosis

• internal organs: including digestive problems, gastro-intestinal diseases, heartburn, organ descent, and surgery side effects, such as scars and adhesion

• the ear, nose, throat and head: including migraine, headaches, chronic inflammation of the sinus and middle ear, vertigo, tinnitus, and problems of the temporomandibular joint

• the genitourinary system: including incontinence, chronic bladder infections, and prostate issues

• gynecology: including pregnancy, postpartum issues, menstrual cramps and menopausal discomfort

• babies and children: including scoliosis, hip dysplasia, cranium asymmetry, and dysfunctions of the digestive system.

Limits of Osteopathy

There are diseases which osteopathy cannot successfully treat by itself – including tumors, acute injuries or infections, medical emergencies (e. g. cardiac infarction), undiagnosed neurologic diseases, or acute mental stress. In such cases, patients are advised first to see a medical doctor. However, osteopathic treatment may be helpful in supporting your healing process – thus, it is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment, but may be supportive of it.

Note
For legal reasons, it is important to be aware that osteopathic treatments do not guarantee an improvement for any diseases or conditions mentioned herein.