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HOW DOES OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION TECHNIQUE HELP OUR PATIENTS AT THE 21st CENTURY CLINIC, READING?

What is an osteopathic manipulation?

Osteopathic manipulation is a high velocity application of force on the joint which produces a characteristic “popping or cracking” sound. 

How does it work?

The effects of spinal manipulation have been shown to include:

  • Temporary relief of musculoskeletal pain
  • Temporary increase in range of motion
  • Physiological effects on the central nervous system
  • Altered sensorimotor integration

Effectiveness:

Osteopaths use manipulation to treat musculoskeletal disorders such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Neck pain
  • Some type of headaches
  • Sport injuries

Treatment principles:

Osteopathy is a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body. Osteopath believe structural problems in the spinal column can affect the nerves that radiate out to the various organs and muscles, thus causing patient symptoms and disease.