What do we treat?
Here at the Newmarket Osteopathic Clinic we treat a wide range of conditions. Age is no barrier, the youngest patient I have treated was 6 weeks old and the oldest 99 years old!
Please remember with all physical ailments it is important to seek advice and treatment within a few days. This will ensure a faster rate of recovery and reduce the likelihood of the condition becoming long term and "chronic". Improvement with treatment should occur quite quickly in most cases. Should this not happen I will advise which route to take next eg: referral to another healthcare practitioner/hospital, consultant/MRI scan etc.
Common complaints are:
1. Low back/Upper back pain
Often this may lead to nerves being trapped causing pain, pins and needles, numbness etc. in arms and legs. Back pain in pregnancy can often be relieved.
2. Neck pain / "Whiplash" injuries
These may also cause trapped nerves.
3. Head and face pain
Headaches are a very common complaint Dental problems and dentistry may cause some unexpected symptoms.
4. Sports Injuries
Most often affecting arms or legs, e.g., knee cartilage tears, Tennis Elbow, and other sprains and strains.
5. Certain Degenerative / Arthritic Conditions
Osteopathy cannot cure these problems but can often relieve pain and stiffness.
Certain childhood conditions.
eg. "unsettled babies", infantile colic, "Glue ear".
Note: These conditions are thought to occur sometimes as a result of a traumatic birth. Although there is no medical proof that osteopathic treatment can help these cases, there is mounting evidence that "Cranial" techniques can improve these conditions. Thus, Health Visitors often suggest that mums "should give it a try".
Please also see "How we Treat".