osteopathy and back pain
OSTEOPATHY : A SOVEREIGN THERAPY
Back pain" (lumbago, dorsalgia, cervicalgia) is the hobbyhorse of many medical or paramedical specialties: rheumatologists, vertebrotherapists, physiotherapists. The therapeutic approach of these affections by osteopathy is different by the concept and specific by the techniques used.
Different, because the osteopath considers in most cases this symptom as the consequence of a more or less complex adaptive sequence.
For example, a back pain can be linked to a stomach ache or to a dysfunction of the gall bladder. Specific, because the osteopath uses a range of therapeutic tools such as visceral and cranial techniques.
OSTEOPATHY: A THERAPY FOR ALL AGES
In children, back pain generated by carrying a heavy schoolbag, by a fall, by scoliosis, is never to be neglected.
In the elderly, pain is not inevitable, even in cases of osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. Gentle and adapted techniques will help to relieve them.
This original approach does not exclude conventional examinations or check-ups, which should be carried out realistically.
OSTEOPATHY : AN ADAPTED THERAPY
Back pain : ONE PAIN = DIFFERENT ORIGINS
The practitioner, thanks to the osteopathic diagnosis, can determine the different origins of the pain. Taking into account the globality of each individual, he treats the structures involved in the appearance of this suffering. For example, the mechanical constraint exerted on the lumbar zone is increased or caused by local or distant factors of the painful zone and of various origins:
spasmodic functional colitis
malpositioned uterus, endometriosis
scars and visceral adhesions
after-effects of falls, car accidents
sprains (ankles, knees)
Thus, we should not be surprised to consult for the lower back and to be relieved by the osteopathic correction of a foot or an intestine.
Our gestural habits, our professional obligations, the stresses of daily life, the ergonomics of our furniture, a bad diet, are all causes of spinal pain.