The spine is incredibly strong and would take an incredible amount of force to fracture or break it.
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Osteopaths are trained to look for red flags. These are signs and symptoms that indicate that more urgent examinations and treatment may be required. Loss of control of the bowel or bladder is one such example of a red flag. If reported on visiting the clinic, our Osteopath will advise you to seek urgent care.
Pain when sitting
Pain around the spinal level
Pain on both sides of the body
The spine is comprised of 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 Thoracic Vertebrae, 5 Lumbar Vertebrae, a sacral bone forming of 5 fused vertebrae and coccygeal bone comprising 4 fused vertebrae. The spine contains over 120 muscles around 220 individual ligaments and 100 joints. The spine is part of the central nervous system as it houses the spinal cord within it. The spine is incredibly strong and would take an incredible amount of force to fracture or break it. However, sometimes the spine can sustain an injury which can give symptoms of discomfort. Some of these symptoms can be.
- Localised discomfort or pain around the spinal level affected
- Pins and needles down the legs or arms if the spinal injury has affected a nerve as well
- Severe pain on both sides of the body from the spine or just one side
- Difficulty walking without pain
- The body seems to move to the side without the patient’s control
- Discomfort sleeping comfortably
- Pain when sitting
Our Osteopaths are trained to look for red flags. These are signs and symptoms that indicate that more urgent examinations and treatment may be required and will refer and advise should they need to. Loss of bowel or bladder control is one such example of a red flag, and if reported on visiting the clinic, our Osteopath will advise you to seek urgent care.
Diagnosis of what is happening in the spine will come from a specialized way of examination using Orthopaedic tests which enable the osteopath to understand the cause of discomfort. For the most common type of spinal injuries, an Osteopath will use a combination of soft tissue massage and mobilisation at the area to ensure movement is maintained/improved, encouraging a good blood supply to help with healing. Any other areas that the Osteopath feels are contributing or being affected by the spine will also be treated and a self-care plan will be made. Included in the plan will be a set of progressive exercises that you can do at home, at work or at the gym and ways you can contribute to reducing pain and reoccurrence of the injury.
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Few words about us
Osteo Allies Clinics are a group of clinics, founded by sisters Anisha and Reena Joshi who bring over 35 years of combined experience in running Osteopathy clinics.
With their knowledge, you can be sure that each client will receive rapid results with exceptional care from highly skilled therapists.
The team take every aspect into consideration during treatment whether it is lifting heavier at the gym or simply living pain-free throughout daily life; they go above expectations to ensure all aspects are considered before moving on to the next steps!
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