We all experience pain in our lifetime. Pain occurs when something hurts causing a feeling of unpleasant and uncomfortable. Pain serves as an indicator of an issue in the body.
Osteopathy can help reduce acute and chronic pain and provide the necessary relief your body requires. So you can return to your daily routine pain-free and relaxed. Osteopathy uses various manual techniques to help release the tension on muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Increasing blood flow to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
Two types of primary pain: acute and chronic
Acute pain is a sudden occurrence caused by something specific, creating a sharp pain sensation. It is often short term, lasting no longer than 4-6 months. It goes away once the underlying cause of pain disappears.
Examples of Acute pain include:
Broken bones or fractures
Pain from a recent surgery (post-op)
Chronic pain is an ongoing occurrence, usually long term lasting over 6 months. Dull, achy pain that continues after the injury or illness that caused it has disappeared. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, month and years. People with no prior injury or body conditions can suffer from chronic pain.
Examples of Chronic pain include:
Back pain, hip pain, and knee pain
Chronic pain can cause physical stress on the body. Tension and tightness in the muscles, restrictions in motion, constant pain and discomfort during prolonged activities (sitting, walking, running, lying down).
If you are currently suffering from any form of pain, give osteopathy a try it would help reduce pain discomfort and improve your lifestyle.