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Osteopathic Manipulation Helps in Treatment of Musculoskeletal Chest Pain.

Musculoskeletal chest pain can be effectively treated by osteopathic treatment. In this study a group of people who had the complaint of musculoskeletal chest pain were treated using different methods of therapies, including osteopathic medicine. The results conclude that the use of osteopathic manipulation can be done as an adjunct and even as the principal mode of treatment of musculoskeletal chest pain.
The American Journal of Medicine, January 2017

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Sinus Pressure, Headaches, and Painful Blockage OH MY!

For those of us who have sinus infections and chronic sinus pain, the treatment can often be expensive and sometimes unsuccessful. But relieving sinus pressure is something osteopathy can help with.

Read more about how Osteopathy can help with your sinuses here

You have four sinuses in your head and any one of them can become blocked which leads to a lack of drainage. By using gentle osteopathic manipulations with the bones in the face and head, your sinuses can become unblocked and function as normal. Saving you from the pain and discomfort from a sinus infection.

Sinus pressure can lead to headaches or sleep apnea. Osteopathy can help unblock those sinuses of yours and give you a clear head so when you take in that first deep breath you won’t have to worry about it being painful.

Thank you,

The Crams

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Stress

STRESS

The details

Stress is part of everyday living and not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout for a fit and trim 65-year old is good stress. The same workout for an out-of-shape 35-year old would likely be bad stress. Our reaction to stress is based upon our condition and overall health.  Stress can take three forms, physical, chemical and emotional.

What can go wrong

A whiplash injury from a car accident is an obvious source of physical stress. As are repetitive motions, a slip or fall, lack of sleep or overdoing it in the garden. Early on, learning to walk or ride a bike and even the birth process itself are sources of physical stress. Accumulated physical stress exhausts our reserves until something as simple as sneezing can result in an injury. Osteopathic medicine helps to restore your capacity to cope with life’s everyday physical stresses.

Common sources of chemical stress include poor nutrition, sugar, refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, vaccinations, alcohol, pollen and a host of other substances also affect our nervous systems, muscle tone and our spine. Symptoms begin to appear when you lose your ability to adapt to these chemical stressors.

Emotional stress like fear, grief, anger and other emotions affect our entire body. Notice the posture of someone who is sad or depressed. Frustration or a sense of powerlessness at work are common forms of emotional stress. Clearly, it’s not the stress but our response to it that is critical. Osteopathic care reduces tension in the body’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems, helping you respond more resourcefully. Of course, osteopathic care can not eliminate stress, but it can help increase your capacity to accommodate stress better.

If you think you are suffering from any of these forms of stress, give Cram Osteopaths a call or make an appointment online.

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Osteopathy & Joint Pain

Osteopathy and joint pain

The details

Joints are present throughout the body, including at the ankle, knee, hips, spine, elbows, shoulders and wrists.  A joint is simply the point at which bones connect, and the majority of joints allow movement although some like those in the skull and pelvis do not.

What can go wrong

High impact activities like running can put stress on ankle, knee and hip joints and cause inflammation.  Repeated overuse of a joint can lead to prolonged pain in and around the affected area.  Chronic bad posture can lead to ongoing strain on joints in the spine or other parts of the body which can be extremely painful.

How osteopathy can help

 A thorough osteopathic examination will diagnose areas of your body affected by joint pain – both those you are highly aware of and those that might be brewing under the surface.  Early detection and treatment of problematic joints allows for a good recovery and better long-term health.   Osteopathy uses gentle manipulation to release tension and realign the joint, restoring the balance within the body and returning your skeleton to full health.

Osteopathic treatment will help you move well and enjoy life more.   Whilst in a healthy body most people can recover from pain and injury within a few days, the repetitive strains that we place upon our bodies means that we lose the ability to recover fully with each injury and strain.   If left untreated over the years the joints can become damaged and arthriticIf you are concerned about the health of your joints or are suffering with joint pain give Cram Osteopaths a call or make an appointment online.

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