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  • Writer's pictureAdam Whatley

Osteopathic Treatment Solihull and Birmingham: What is a Spinal Manipulation and how can this help y

Osteopathic Treatment  is commonly know for its treatment of back pain. There are many different types types of osteopathic treatments but a common treatment is Spinal Manipulation. They are also many different types of Spinal Manipulations most commonly used by Osteopaths and chiropractors. 

The common goal of most Osteopathic treatment techniques is to reatore or to enhance joint function, with the general goals of resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. Some approaches use a thrust (spinal manipulation), while others are more gentle (spinal mobilisation). 

Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation  May also be called high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust.  Our Solihull and Birmingham Osteopaths  adapt treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. Typically, Osteopathic treatment plans involve spinal manipulation techniques during the same visit or over the course of treatment (1 to 6 visits for a typical patient). Then maintaince treatments if and when needed - typically patients like to visist every 6 weeks to keep on top of things and working preventatively.  The manipulation often results in an audible "pop," this is nothing to worry and is just a release of gas from a restricted joint.

In addition to manipulation, many our Birmingham and Solihull Osteopaths  will employ adjunctive therapy, such as ice or heat or physical therapy modalities, along with acupuncture / dry needling, as part of an overall treatment plan. Patients should discuss their symptoms and preferences with their osteopath, whose role it is to perform a thorough examination to determine the best course of treatment. 

The Benefits of Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation

There are many benefits to spinal manipulation:

Pain Relief Improve Flexibility

Prevent surgery

Reduce harmful drug intake 

Improve fuction

Return to sport

Improve sleep

Improve quality of life

List goes on...

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To see how our Birmingham and Solihull Osteopaths can help you.

01564 330773

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