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Sabai Leela Osteopathy Promotion | Earls Court, Fulham, Chelsea and Kensington

Osteopathy for Neck Pain / Whiplash

Osteopathy Whiplash
In 2010 a research review conducted by Brontfort et al found strong evidence in support of manual therapy such as osteopathy in relief and treatment of neck pain. In more recent research (Brontfort et al 2012) it was concluded that manipulative therapy was more effective than medication in both the short and long term.

Neck Pain / Whiplash

Osteopaths are able to treat a range of neck conditions that include stiffness, whiplash, torticollis, slipped disc and tension headaches that can accompany symptoms of neck pain.

Many people develop a stiff and painful neck for no obvious reason. It may happen after sleeping or sitting in a draught or perhaps after a minor twisting injury, for example while cleaning or gardening. The underlying cause for this type of neck pain is not fully understood, so it is called ‘non-specific neck pain’. Having non-specific neck pain does not mean that your neck is damaged and often it happens in people whose necks would appear completely normal under an x-ray.

symptoms

Neck pain can range from sudden, debilitating pain that restricts movement to general discomfort and stiffness from prolonged office working or driving. Osteopaths are also able to investigate and address associated symptoms that can often accompany neck pain, including jaw pain or TMJ dysfunction; headaches, shoulder pain and upper back pain.

In some cases neck pain can also be accompanied by numbness, pins and needles and/or weakness in the arms or fingers.

Osteopaths are clinical professionals who are trained to provide appropriate examination and diagnosis for your symptoms.

treatment

At Sabai Leela Osteopathy we use a wide variety of techniques that can be used for acute/subacute neck pain including soft tissue therapy and mobilisation to reduce pain, restore neck joint position sense and improve muscle activation. We may also use techniques such as articulation and manipulation for joint release where necessary, and/or gentle Cranial Osteopathic techniques to rebalance and ease the function of the spine and cranium.

Recommended exercises for correcting poor posture are also a part of treatment and consultation. Our aim is to provide you with relief as quickly as possible and diagnose what the initial cause for neck pain might be and address them for long term relief.

For more information regarding neck pain and advice on treatment, pop in for a consultation, give us a call on 020 3603 3769 or email our osteopath Peter at relax@sabaileela.com