Osteopathy is a set of non-invasive manipulation techniques, which are used to relieve a wide range of conditions. Osteopathy takes a more global view of the human body, which it treats as a whole, and therefore seeks the underlying origin of the pain or dysfunction, whether it be skeletal, visceral or cranial.
The inclusion of the Osteopathy discipline at the Spine Institute strengthens their multidisciplinary approach to treating pain and physical discomfort, providing a non-invasive approach that does not require the use of drugs.
Unlike physiotherapy, which takes a more local view and works on the affected area (lower back, neck, shoulder, etc.), osteopathy has a wider capacity for diagnosis and treatment. An osteopath works on the whole body and always provides manual therapy, which sometimes involves osteo-articular manipulation at different points of the spine, skull or viscera to alleviate referred pain caused by other structures in the body, bearing in mind that the painful area is not the direct cause of that.
Osteopathy sessions are individual and are tailored to the patient’s pathology and needs by addressing different areas of action.
- Neck pain
- Middle back pain
- Lower back pain
- Muscular tension headaches
- Arnold’s neuralgia
- Spinal stenosis without radiating pain
- Facet joint and/or pyramidal pain syndrome
- Post-operative patients after the acute period