Do you suffer from Neck Pain?Osteopathy can help with your Neck Pain. Many problems relate to work.
Work, whether at a computer terminal or in heavy industry, can give rise to disorders of muscles, tendons and joints, particularly in the back, hands and arms. Osteopaths treat many conditions related to the workplace and can give remedial advice and preventative exercise.
Significant types of illnesses due to work are disorders of the muscles, tendons and joints (particularly in the back, hands and arms). Symptoms vary from mild aches and pains to severe pain and disability.
- Caused by manual handling and lifting
Muscle and tendon injuries
Intervertebral disc lesions (slipped disc)
- Caused by forceful or repetitive movements
Carpal tunnel syndromes
Tenosynovitis (eg. mouse wrist)
Epicondylitis (eg. tennis elbow)
- Caused by unsuitable posture or repetitive movements
Low back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Repetitive strain injury
For the employer
For years, a number of large companies have retained osteopaths as part of their permanent company health teams. Many smaller companies have also benefited from liaison with their local osteopaths.
Having an osteopath involved in your staff care programmes can lead to a fitter workforce and improved morale, increased productivity and less time off through ill-health.
For the employee
Most of the 3000 osteopaths in the UK work from private practices. However, many GPs are working more closely with osteopaths and can offer the option of referring the patient to the osteopath on the NHS.
Many people consult an osteopath privately. Telephone you local practice for an indication of fees in your area.
Many private health insurance schemes now cover osteopathic treatment (discuss the details with your company).
You do not need to consult your GP before you visit an osteopath, although you may choose to do so.
Osteopaths can provide you with a sick note if you need time off work.
Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Joint Pain, Rheumatic Pain, Period Pain, Pain From Injury, Sports Injury, Arthritic Pain, Joint Stiffness, Leg Pain.
The skilled techniques of osteopathy can allow you a speedy return to normal activity. If you have had the pain for a long time and other forms of treatment have not helped, osteopathic treatment may be beneficial, although it may require time and patience. The osteopath will look at how your whole body functions and so be able to reduce strain on the painful area caused by mechanical problems elsewhere.
There are times when it is wise for you to take medication as well as receiving osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths frequently work in close co-operation with your doctor.